facts & history in brief
Toledo city, is in the Ohio State of U.S.
Started off as a French trading post
nearby in 1680, that later became
a fortification on the
present-day city site in 1700.
After the War of 1812 the permanent
civilian settlement began.
In 1833 Port Lawrence and Vistula,
the two settlement, were merged
and named Toledo, after the city
Toledo went through a rapid development
as an important transport centre with
the finishing the building of the
railways 1836 and the finishing of
two canals in the 1840s and was
further boosted by the discovery
of gas and oil nearby in 1884.
In 1959, Toledo became a major
inland port when the St Lawrence
Seaway was opened.
Toledo is a leading port for grain,
coal, car parts, iron ore, and steel.
Toledo's industries manufacture
instruments, metal goods, machinery,
car parts, jeeps, textiles, chemicals,
glass and plastics.
Toledo also an important petroleum
and gas terminus and a major
The city is the seat of the
University of Toledo and a
Medical College also has a
museum of art and a museum
of health and natural history.
Population of the Metropolitan
area is about half a million.
Another town where we only
spent a few hours sightseeing and
visiting a couple nice restaurants.
Hui Chin and I enjoyed Toledo.
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