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DID YOU KNOW?

  • There are five cities named Toledo in the United States, in Ohio, Illinois, Oregon, Iowa and Washington.
  • There are an additional four cities named Toledo outside the U.S., in Spain, Belize, the Philippines and Brazil.

DID YOU KNOW, PART II?

  • Jamie Farr, who played Corporal Maxwell Klinger on “M*A*S*H,” paid homage to his hometown and Tony Packo’s on several occasions during the 11-year run of the series.
  • Asked about his hometown in one episode, Farr said Packo’s had the best Hungarian hot dogs in “the Hungarian part of town.”
  • Other Toledo notables: Katie Holmes, who is married to the couch-jumping Tom Cruise, Gloria Steinem and P.J. O’Rourke.

FUN FACTS                

  • Toledo, Spain, has a population of about 80,000, while the poplulation of Toledo, Ohio, is 287,208, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
  • The origin of “Holy Toledo” is unknown but not immune to speculation, none more potentially apt than the premise that it drew its sustenance from the high density of churches in Toledo, Spain, often dubbed the “Holy City of Toledo.”
  • The most well-known festival of Toledo, Spain, is the procession of the Corpus Christi, a 16th-century Monstrance that is taken out of the cathedral and led on the parade route in solemn fashion.
  • The Toledo War (1835-36) centered on a boundary dispute between Ohio and Michigan and resulted in the armed militias on both sides being called into action. An agreement was reached after President Andrew Jackson granted the roughly 400 square miles in disputed territory to Ohio and what became Toledo and conferred statehood on Michigan and gave 9,000 square miles of the Upper Peninsula to the new state.