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All about Ohio

Historical Note:

Eight men out . . .

Known for its fertile land, Ohio's climate and soil seems to be particularly suited for growing presidents. Eight US Presidents were from Ohio:

William Henry Harrison
Ulysses S. Grant
Rutherford B. Hayes
James A. Garfield
Benjamin Harrison
William McKinley
William H. Taft
Warren G. Harding

That' represents 20% of US presidents coming from one state.

Trivia Questions:
1) How did Hocking Hills Park get its name?.
2) Besides Ohio, what other states adopted this red-feathered favorite as their official state bird? (Hint: there are six other states and they are contiguous.)
(Answers at bottom of this page)

Name Origin: Indian. ("Great")

Capital: Columbus

Population: 11,102,000

Area: 41,330 square miles

Statehood: March 1, 1803 (17th)

Nickname: The Buckeye State

Motto: "With God, all things are possible"

Famous For: Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Union Terminal, Taft Museum, Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum, Put-in-Bay Village and Perry Memorial (largest Doric column in the world), Rolling Hills, Farmlands, Burial Mounds, Steel Mills, Automobile Factories, Rubber, Plastics, Chemicals

Answers to Trivia Questions:

1) The park's name comes from the Adena Indians who lived in this valley more than 2,000 years ago. They named today's Hocking River "Hockhocking," which means "bottleneck" or "twisted." The name comes from the bottle-shaped valley of the Hocking River, formed by an ancient block of glacial ice.

2) Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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