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Take Back the Toledo Strip!



These three places within the disputed Toledo Strip are worth a visit:

Founded in 1901 by glass tycoon Edward Drummond Libbey, the Toledo Museum of Art occupies a Greek Revival temple on Monroe Street. Its collection includes works by Rembrandt, El Greco, Rubens, and de Kooning. The transparent Glass Pavilion across the street has an astonishing collection of historic glass art, contemporary sculpture by Dale Chihuly, and a working glass studio.

The Toledo Mud Hens are the AAA farm club of the Detroit Tigers. They play downtown at Fifth Third (who's on first?) Park. The Mud Hens show up in pop culture in everything from M*A*S*H to the "Crankshaft" comic strip. Their merchandise (hats, shirts, etc.) is among the best-selling of any minor league franchise.

Just west of Toledo, Sylvania's city-run Fossil Park is open to the public for fossil collecting. Coral, brachiopods, and trilobites from the later Devonian period (350 million years ago) can be found in the former Centennial Quarry. Also present are iron and copper pyrite (fool's gold).

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