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Ohio

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Facts and Figures
Ohio took its name from the Iroquois Indian word meaning something great. The Iroquis used the word for the Ohio River, which forms the state's southeastern and southern borders.
Famous Ohioans
Famous Ohioans
Ulysses S. Grant, Warren G. Harding, Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, William McKinley, William Howard Taft, etc.
Official Symbols of Ohio
Official Symbols of Ohio
The Ohio Burgee was officially adopted in 1902, and is the only official state flag so shaped. The large blue triangle represents Ohio's hills and valleys, and the stripes represent roads and waterways. The 13 stars grouped about the circle represent the original states of the union; the 4 stars added to the peak of the triangle symbolize that Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the union. The white circle with its red center not only represents the "O" in Ohio, but also suggests Ohio's famous nickname, "The Buckeye State."
Important Dates in Ohio
Important Dates in Ohio
c.1670
Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, reached the Ohio region; 1787 Northwest Territory established; 1788 First permanent white settlement established at Marietta.
Battle of Fallen Timbers
The Battle of Fallen Timbers
fought on August 20, 1794, is considered to have been one of the most significant battles ever fought on American soil. Had the U.S. lost the battle much of what we now know as Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan could very well be part of Canada instead of the United States.
Rufus Putnam
Rufus Putnam
was one of the founders of the Ohio Company of Associates, which established the first permanent American settlement in Ohio at what is now Marietta on April 17, 1788.
Cleveland
Cleveland
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