A Look at Napoleon's Original Industry

In honor of Napoleon's 180th birthday (1834-2014)

This year will mark the 180th anniversary of Napoleon. The Henry County Historical Society is partnering with the Northwest Signal to provide historical profiles of early Napoleon businesses.

(Information courtesy of Russ Patterson and the Henry County Historical Society.)

Beginning with its February 25, 2014 edition, the Northwest Signal began publishing a series of articles with pictures to oommemorate the 180th birthday of Napoleon. Russell Patterson provided all the pictures and the information. Mary Wesche did the writing. These articles will continue through October 2014, when a new bronze historical marker will be dedicated at the City offices along the Maumee River with much fanfare.

Heller Block Woolen Mill Workers
The Heller family. Sayger's Saw-Mill and the Napoleon Woolen Mill
 
Thiesen-Hildred Lumber Co. Class at an Old School
Thiesen-Hildred Lumber Company A Look at Early Napoleon Schools
 
Geese Flumes

Goosetown Flumes
 
Business 1
Downtown Businesses Thrived How Napoleon Got Its Name