12 August 2008

The Toledo UP War

Not sure if this is true, but she is a librarian:
...We got the U.P. in a “war” with Ohio over Toledo. That’s why there’s a funny notch in the southern border. Ohio got the port city of Toledo. We got the U.P., the better prize. The funny thing is that there was only one injury in the so-called border “war.” A Ohio sheriff named Stickney had two sons. He’d named them One Stickney and Two Stickney. One of the two was slightly injured. But the interesting story is, of course, about a man who would name his sons One and Two...

-Shutta Crum

2 comments:

VisuaLingual said...

Bwa-ha-ha, may I interest you in a date?

Dave said...

Mike, I have read about the almost war between Michigan and Ohio also. This happened sometime in the early to mid 1800s.

I think Ohio also delayed the entry of Michigan into Union as a state. But we have been thanking you for the UP ever since. What Ohio thought was an unproductive desolate area turned out to contain vast copper and timber resources, which generated a lot of wealth.