‘Along Ohio’s Historic Route 20’ author to speak Oct. 27 at Way LibraryWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Route 20 was named a federal highway in 1926. For about 50 miles this blacktop passes through Wood and Lucas counties, slipping through towns such as Perrysburg, Maumee and Toledo. For the first half of the 20th century, Route 20 was the most important east-west route across northern Ohio with Northwest Ohio as a major crossroad.
Michael Till, a retired university professor, grew up along Route 20 and has collected more than 200 vintage postcards depicting views along this main thoroughfare. Ohio village and city scenes, rural vistas and historic sites that drew early motorists to the highway are featured in his book. One section of the book includes historical photographs from Perrysburg, as well as other nearby towns such as Fremont, Woodville, Maumee and Toledo.
Till will speak at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Way Library. He will discuss his book, “Along Ohio’s Historic Route 20.” Refreshments will be available. Copies of the book will be available for purchase after the talk. The library is located at 101 E. Indiana Ave. in Perrysburg. Call (419) 874-3135 for more information.