Peter Navarre and Settling East Toledo
Title: Peter Navarre : War of 1812 scout: the man behind the legend
Author: Larry R. Michaels and Robyn Hage
A biography of legendary East Toledo pioneer, Peter Navarre. Believed to be born in the late 1780's, Peter Navarre was illiterate and left no writings of his own. Navarre and his brothers were the first settlers in the East Toledo area. The authors attempt to chronicle his life using historical documents and conflicting verbal accounts. Book scanned is a gift to the library from Larry Michaels.
The top marker on the cabin reads:: Peter Navarre Cabin / Peter Navarre / 1787 -1874 / Indian Scout War of 1812 / The cabin was built by Peter Navarre Jr. for his father, the scout, between 1860 and 1870 on the Mominee Family farm near Corduroy Rd in East Toledo. The cabin was relocated to Navarre Park in East Toledo in 1922, to the Toledo Zoological Society grounds in 1957, and to the Toledo Botanical Garden in 1975 / Peter Navarre is considered the first citizen of the East Side, having settled there in 1807 during the War of 1812 he daringly carried communications through difficult enemy territory aiding the United States in winning the Battle of Lake Erie against the British in September 1813.
The bottom marker on the cabin reads: As a Bicentennial contribution to the community, the Peter Navarre Cabin was moved to Crosby Gardens by the Trilby-West Toledo Rotary Club. The Cabin is the focal point of the 1837 Pioneer Homestead, dedicated the 22nd day of May 1976.