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1200-1600 Native Americans carved human and animal figures on a large rock. The site in Erie County is now known as Inscription Rock.
1786 Congress set aside this portion of the Connecticut Western Reserve for citizens from Connecticut whose homes the British burned during the American Revolution.
1805 First pioneer settlers arrived, settling along the lake in what would become Erie County.
1839 The three mile long Milan Canal completed. Milan became a major port on Lake Erie with twenty schooners a day leaving bearing farm products. The railroad and a disastrous flood ended the city's port days in 1868.
1847 Inventor Thomas A. Edison born in Milan, Erie County.
1861-1865 Johnson's Island in Sandusky Bay was the site of a prisoner of war camp for Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.
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