Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, United States. Toledo is at the western end of Lake Erie bordering the state of Michigan; the city was founded in 1833 on the west bank of the Maumee River, incorporated as part of Monroe County, Michigan Territory. It was re-founded after the conclusion of the Toledo War, when it was incorporated in Ohio. After the 1845 completion of the Miami and Erie Canal, Toledo grew quickly; the first of many glass manufacturers arrived in the 1880s earning Toledo its nickname: "The Glass City." It has since become a city with an art community, auto assembly businesses, education and local sports teams. The population of Toledo as of the 2010 Census was 287,128 making it the 71st-largest city in the United States, it is the fourth-most-populous city in the U. S. state of Ohio, after Columbus and Cincinnati. The Toledo metropolitan area had a 2010 population of 608,145, was the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the state of Ohio, behind Cleveland, Cincinnati and Akron.
Various cultures of indigenous peoples lived along the rivers and lakefront of what is now northwestern Ohio for thousands of years. When the city of Toledo was preparing to pave its streets, it surveyed "two prehistoric semicircular earthworks for stockades." One was at the intersection of Oliver streets on the south bank of Swan Creek. Such earthworks were typical of mound-building peoples; this region was part of a larger area controlled by the historic tribes of the Wyandot and the people of the Council of Three Fires. The first European to visit the area was Étienne Brûlé, a French-Canadian guide and explorer, in 1615; the French established trading posts in the area by 1680 to take advantage of the lucrative fur trade. The Odawa moved from Manitoulin Island and the Bruce Peninsula at the invitation of the French, who established a trading post at Fort Detroit, about 60 miles to the north, they settled an area extending into northwest Ohio. By the early 18th century, the Odawa occupied areas along most of the Maumee River to its mouth.
They served as middlemen between the French and tribes further to the north. The Wyandot occupied central Ohio, the Shawnee and Lenape occupied the southern areas; the area was not settled by European-Americans until 1795 and later. After the conclusion of the American Revolutionary War, the regional tribes allied in the Western Confederacy, fighting a series of battles in what became known as the Northwest Indian War in an effort to repulse American settlers from the country west of the Appalachians and north of the Ohio River, they were defeated in 1794 at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. This loose affiliation of tribes included the Council of Three Fires. By a treaty in 1795, they ceded large areas of territory in Ohio to the United States, opening lands for European-American settlement. According to Charles E. Slocum, the American military built Fort Industry at the mouth of Swan Creek about 1805, but as a temporary stockade. No official reports support the 19th-century tradition of its earlier history there.
The United States continued to work to extinguish land claims of Native Americans. In the Treaty of Detroit, the above four tribes ceded a large land area to the United States of what became southeastern Michigan and northwestern Ohio, to the mouth of the Maumee River. Reserves for the Odawa were set aside in northwestern Ohio for a limited period of time; the Native Americans signed the treaty at Detroit, Michigan, on November 17, 1807, with William Hull, governor of the Michigan Territory and superintendent of Indian affairs, as the sole representative of the U. S. More European-American settlers entered the area over the next few years, but many fled during the War of 1812, when British forces raided the area with their Indian allies. Resettlement began around 1818 after a Cincinnati syndicate purchased a 974-acre tract at the mouth of Swan Creek and named it Port Lawrence, developing it as the modern downtown area of Toledo. To the north of that, another syndicate founded the town of Vistula, the historic north end.
These two towns bordered each other across Cherry Street. This is why present-day streets on the street's northeast side run at a different angle from those southwest of it. In 1824, the Ohio state legislature authorized the construction of the Miami and Erie Canal and in 1833, its Wabash and Erie Canal extension; the canal's purpose was to connect the city of Cincinnati to Lake Erie for water transportation to eastern markets, including to New York City via the Erie Canal and Hudson River. At that time no highways had been built in the state, it was difficult for goods produced locally to reach the larger markets east of the Appalachian Mountains. During the canal's planning phase, many small towns along the northern shores of Maumee River competed to be the ending terminus of the canal, knowing it would give them a profitable status; the towns of Port Lawrence and Vistula merged in 1833 to better compete against the upriver towns of Waterville and Maumee. The inhabitants of this joined settlement chose the name Toledo, "but the reason for this choice is buried in a welter of legends.
Gilmore and Gillmore are surnames with several origins and meanings. The name can be of Irish, in particular from Ulster, Scottish Highland origin, Anglicised from the Gaelic Mac Gille Mhoire, Mac Giolla Mhuire; the name was a patronymic name meaning "servant of Mary". Gilmore is an alternative, or sept, of Clan Morrison from Scotland, known as MacGilleMhoire in Scottish Gaelic. Gillmore has been noted as a derivative of the Scottish Gaelic Gille-mohr, meaning "great servant", a name given to the armour-bearer to a Highland chief, or more prosaically to the servant or henchman of a chief. Another origin of the surname Gilmore is Irish, with two separate meanings. In County Armagh, the name is an Anglicised form of Mac Giolla Mhura "servant of St. Mura". In County Sligo, Gilmore is an Anglicisation of Mac Giolla Mhir meaning "son of the spirited lad". Aaron Gilmore, New Zealand MP elected in 2008 Ada Gilmore, American watercolorist and printmaker Alan C. Gilmore, New Zealand astronomer Alexander Gilmore Cochran, American politician Alexie Gilmore, American actress Alfred Gilmore, American politician Art Gilmore, American voice actor Artis Gilmore, former American basketball player Bernard Gilmore, American composer Bob Gilmore, Northern Irish musicologist Brenda Gilmore, American politician Brian Gilmore, Australian rules footballer Bryan Gilmore, American footballer Charles W. Gilmore, American paleontologist Craig Gilmore, American actor Daniel Gilmore, former Australian rules footballer David Gilmore, American jazz guitarist David Gillmore, British diplomat Eamon Gilmore, Irish politician Edward Gilmore, American politician E. Grover Gilmore born Edward Grover Gilmore, American baseball player Elka Gilmore, American chef Eugene Allen Gilmore, American lawyer and politician Frederick Gilmore, American professional boxer Gail Gilmore, Canadian actress and dancer Gary Gilmore, American murderer Gary Gilmore, American baseball coach George Gilmore, IRA leader Glen Gilmore, American politician Glen Gilmore, Australian polo player Glenda Gilmore, American historian Grant Gilmore, American law professor Greg Gilmore, American musician Grover C.
Gilmore, American psychologist Helen Gilmore, American actress Howard W. Gilmore, US Navy submarine commander and Medal of Honor recipient Ian Gilmore, British professor of hepatology Inez Haynes Gillmore, an American feminist author known as Inez Haynes Irwin Jared S. Gilmore, American child actor Jennifer Gilmore, American novelist Jim Gilmore, American politician Jimmie Dale Gilmore, American country singer Joe Gilmore, One of the longest running Head Barmen at The Savoy Hotel's American Bar. John Gilmore various people including: John Gilmore, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Cygnus Solutions John Gilmore, American jazz saxophonist John Gilmore, Pennsylvania politician John Gilmore, American operatic tenor John Gilmore, American true crime writer, author of Hollywood memoirs, novelist John C. Gilmore, American Civil War soldier John S. Gilmore, American sociologist John Gilmore, American football player John W. Gilmore, American agronomist and academic administrator Joseph A. Gilmore, American railroad superintendent Julianna Gilmore, birth name of Christian singer Julianna Zobrist June Gilmore, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player Len Gilmore, former American baseball player Lyman Gilmore, American aviation pioneer Margalo Gillmore, English-born American actress Margaret Gilmore, British journalist Martha Gilmore, American planetary geologist Marshall Gilmore, American Methodist bishop Dame Mary Gilmore, Australian poet and journalist Matthew Gilmore, Belgian-Australian track cyclist Mikal Gilmore, American music journalist Patrick Gilmore, Canadian actor Patrick Gilmore, Irish-born American composer and bandmaster Peter Gilmore, British actor Peter H. Gilmore, American author.
Rob Ryan is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He is best known as a co-founder and former CEO of Ascend Communications, acquired by Lucent Technologies. Since Ryan has made a second career out of advising and mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs through his Entrepreneur America venture. Ryan has authored two books with his lessons about startup companies. Raised in the Bronx, New York, Ryan received a scholarship to attend Cornell University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969, he married Terry Wehe Ryan the same year. He completed a master's degree in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Ryan began his career as a systems analyst with Burroughs Corporation, he worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory a Federally funded research facility. Ryan subsequently worked at Digital Equipment Corporation and Intel where he worked on Ethernet protocols including the "blue book" which would form the basis for IEEE 802.3 His final job before founding his first company was a stint at Ungermann-Bass another pioneer in computer networking.
In 1983, Ryan founded Inc. to make Ethernet cards. When the company faced cash flow problems, Ryan sold Softcom to Hayes Microcomputer Products in 1984 and worked there as head of their West Coast division until 1988. Ryan departed Hayes Micro along with Jennette Symons, Jay Duncanson, Steven Speckenbach. With $3 million in venture capital funding the four of them founded Aria Communication Inc. in 1989, with Ryan as CEO, to make ISDN equipment. The name was changed to Ascend Communications the next year as the company transitioned to focus on equipment for Internet providers. By 1994, profits reached $8.7 million on sales of $39.3 million. Ascend had its initial public offering in May 1994 raising further funds for growth. Ascend became the leading manufacturer of PoP boxes for Internet providers. In 1995, Ryan's final year, Ascend was called the "top small public stock of the year" by Newsweek. Ryan retired from Ascend in 1995 when a broken back and subsequent surgery left him unable to walk for six months.
Having felt burnt out and his wife bought the 1200 acre Roaring Lion Ranch in Montana to retire, but after a couple of years he became bored and restless. After informally advising a few fresh entrepreneurs, the idea of a formal program at the ranch began to take shape. Ryan had a log guest house and conference room built on the property within view of the Bitterroot Mountains. Entrepreneur America have two entrepreneurial centers for developing and transforming successful companies. Teton Springs Resort is a golf and casting resort acquired in 2014. In partnership with an affiliate partner, Bronze Buffalo Club, Ryan expanded to the Star Valley Trout Ranch in Afton, Wyoming. Ryan has helped build several start-ups and early-stage ventures into multi-billion dollar companies, including Right Now Technologies and Silicon Spice, among others. 1995 Communications Award Winner, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year, Cornell University Entrepreneur America: Lessons from Inside Rob Ryan's High-Tech Start-Up Boot Camp Smartups: Lessons from Rob Ryan's Entrepreneur America Boot Camp for Start-Ups Entrepreneur America