Day 37

Google defeated?

May 2nd, 2010

I can't find anything about this guy or his parkways. Any nerds out there up to the task?


  1. Madan says:

    I tried and I (or google) failed.

  2. Mom says:

    Bunch o’ rookies. I found this (and much more than you’d want to hear) on Google …Warren A. Ritter was born in Henry County April 25, 1878. He studied landscape gardening, served in the Cuban and Philippine Wars, owned laundries in Kentucky and Napolean, was an engineer in the construction of the Panama Canal and a leader in public affairs at Napolean. All this from a digitized copy of the History of Northwest Ohio, which must have been written while Mr. Ritter was still alive.

  3. Steve says:

    Who would erect a tribute to somebody that can’t even spell “Mommy”?

  4. heather says:

    maumee is in reference to the maumee river, but as for mr. ritter and his parkways, i have no clue. it’s funny how i have driven by that sign so many times to my aunt and uncle’s house and never paid attention to it. my uncle is chief of police….maybe he knows? :)

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Warren A. Ritter, born in Napoleon (1878), was an engineer on the Panama Canal (1904) and later served as a landscape architect and Commander in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He formulated a series of parks along the Maumee River between Toledo and Defiance. With the construction of these parks, the Maumee Valley was transformed from abandoned and deteroirating canal lands to a scenic jewel known as the Anthony Wayne Parkway

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