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Toledo Essential Info

Overview

Toledo is a moderate-sized city in Northwest Ohio, on the Maumee River, at the edge of Lake Erie. It is one of the most productive Ports on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway, and is a designated Foreign Trade Zone area. The Port of Toledo handles coal, ore, general cargo, and ship repairs, as well as having storage for over 22 million bushels of grain for export. The diverse architecture of Toledo rivals larger cities like Chicago. It is also home to Libbey Glass, the founders of which had a tremendously positive influence on the amenities of the City.

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  1. Katie Holmes, an actress and once married to Tom Cruise, was born in Toledo.
  2. Toledo's nickname is "Glass City" for being the glass capital of the world.
  3. In 1850, Toledo became part of the underground railroad carrying slaves to Canada.
  4. Toledo Inventor Michael Owens developed the world's first automated bottle-blowing machine, revolutionizing the bottle industry.
  5. The Toledo Mud Hens are one of minor league baseball's oldest teams in continuous operation, having first played in 1896.

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