Wapakoneta, Ohio – A Town With A Rich History And Lots To See

Wapakoneta, Ohio – A Town With A Rich History And Lots To See

Wapakoneta, Ohio (pronounced WAH-pah-kə-NET-tə) is an amazing town with a rich history. Wapakoneta, or “Wapak” as it is known locally, sits nicely nestled  right next to the highly trafficked Ohio Interstate 75. Downtown Wapakoneta, Ohio! Maybe the most popular resident of Wapakoneta is Neil Armstrong, widely known as the first man to walk on the moon. Wapak celebrates this every year with their Moon Festival. The “Moon” can also be seen from I-75 – a large round orb protruding from the ground that serves as the most visible part of the Neil Armstrong Air and Space...

The Oil Boom That Kickstarted Lima Ohio

Believe it or not, Lima Ohio actually experienced an oil boom. That’s right, northwest Ohio in general was found to have a lot of oil in the late 1800s. The first discovery of oil was in Findlay, Ohio (about 40 miles north of Lima). Natural gas was the first indicator that oil was to be found below the surface. Anyone who has lived in Lima will be familiar with the name “Faurot” of Faurot Park. Well back in the day, Benjamin...