Deadline NOW: Don Faber
Friday, February 20, 2009
Don Faber, former editor of the Ann Arbor News, discusses his new book The Toledo War: The First Michigan-Ohio Rivalry. The conflict started with a long-simmering dispute over a narrow wedge of land called the Toledo Strip. Early maps were famously imprecise, adding to the uncertainty of the true boundary between the states. When Ohio claimed the mouth of the Maumee River, land that according to the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 fell in the territory of Michigan, the "Toledo War" began.
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