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Several classic Willys Jeeps were on display during the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority's ceremony to mark the development of the future Overland Industrial Park on the site of the former Jeep plant in North Toledo.

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Jeep retirees Irene Preuss, left, and Sophia Anponiuk, right, greet one another before the beginning of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority's ceremony to mark the development of the future Overland Industrial Park on the site.

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Dorothy Arney, of Toledo, center, joked with other Jeep retirees during the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority's ceremony.

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Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority President and CEO Paul Toth, Jr., addresses a cord of about 100 people during the ceremony to mark the development of the future Overland Industrial Park on the site of the former Jeep plant.

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Crowd members clap for Rep. Marcy Kaptur, (D., Ohio), center, before the takes the microphone during the ceremony.

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Ed Harmon, of the Harmon Family Development Corp., addresses about 100 people during the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority's ceremony at the site of the former Jeep plant.

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Mayor Mike Bell speaks at the ceremony to dedicate the Overland smokestack at the former Jeep site.

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Jeep retiree George Davis Jr., 86, center, laughed while he waited for his turn to address the crowd. Davis began working for Jeep in 1943 and retired after 50 years.

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Commissioner Pete Gerken sported at UAW jacket during the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority's ceremony.

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UAW leader Bruce Baumhower addresses former and current Jeep employees.

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A plaque dedicating the Overland smokestack to Jeep workers was unveiled at the port authority ceremony for the Overland Industrial Park.

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More than 100 people attended the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority's ceremony to mark the development of the future Overland Industrial Park on the site of the former Jeep plant.

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Keith Buckley, of Stow, center, talked with Rogan Murdock, of Perrysburg, right, near a few classic Willys Jeeps.

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