Shoring up Fort Amanda

Some of the headstones in the Fort Amanda Memorial Park cemetery are marked with iron pins and markers to prepare for their temporary removal prior to the construction work planned to halt erosion of the park's grounds right along the Auglaize River.
Staff Writer

Construction work is set to begin this month to halt erosion along the Auglaize River at Fort Amanda Memorial Park on state Route 198, east of Spencerville.

More than 170 feet of steel sheet pilings will be installed near the top of the slope. The retaining wall will be backfilled with dirt and provide the necessary support for restoration of the pedestrian trail that runs along the bank.

To prepare the site for construction, several headstones will be removed and securely stored to prevent possible damage. The location of each headstone will be surveyed and marked with iron pins. Following construction, the headstones will be reinstalled in the original locations. Construction is expected to take less than a month.

See Wednesday's print edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News for the full story.