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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."
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.
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