EAST TAWAS – Long before the rivalry between U of M and Ohio State, there was a big problem. Did you know that the Toledo War is now remembered as the most ferocious conflict in Ohio-Michigan history?  Did you know that both Michigan and Ohio raised militias to guard their sovereignty over disputed land?  What was at stake and who won?

Come hear the story of the small but important “Toledo War” and how it changed the boundaries of both Michigan and Ohio. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m.,  Joe Oldenburg, Michigan history instructor at Oakland Community College, will give the inside story of this battle between the Buckeyes and the Wolverines.  

The Iosco County Historical Society Lugene Daniels lectures are held at Rushman Hall (formerly K of C Hall) and are cosponsored by the Iosco-Arenac District Library.  Rushman Hall is at 821 Newman St., East Tawas.  The lectures are free and open to the public.