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Town of Ceredo Tour

Created by Appalachian Studies Association on March 31st 2017, 6:20:57 pm.

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Founded in 1857 by Massachusetts Congressman Eli Thayer, Ceredo began as a project to transplant northern abolitionists and industrial economic systems to the South. Ceredo later became the site of the only Civil War fort in Wayne County. This tour makes a loop through the historic small town and includes buildings, landmarks, a local museum, sites related to the Civil War and the legacy of slavery, and sites related to Eli Thayer's vision of industry and free labor.