Wiki Wormhole: The Midwest’s almost-war was settled when Ohio and Michigan squared off in 1835

With more than 5 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or making a list of obscure facts and checking it twice. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,034,686-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This week’s entry: The Toledo War

What it’s about: So, last week, we linked further down the wormhole to fauna of Australia. Then we remembered too late that last year, we covered the very similar Australian megafauna. So rather than cover two pages so similar in content, we’re going to push fauna of Australia further down our 5,034,686-week schedule, and, like a Wikipedia-based Dr. Sam Beckett, leap to a new topic.

That topic is the Toledo War, a rare armed conflict between American states. In 1835, Ohio and the then-territory of Michigan nearly came to blows …

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