Posted by: Ron DuBour | October 13, 2014

Destination America~OHIO~by rldubour


Monday! continuing our journey across America, each state (in alpha order) we learn a little history, trivia combined with poetry, Today we visit:

 

OHIO

The state’s name is derived from an Iroquois word
meaning river is either beautiful or great.
The Motto is~~ With God, all things are possible.
And the nickname is~~ The Buckeye State.

The residents are called Ohioans
The cardinal is the official bird.
The state flower is the red carnation
And the Buckeye tree they preferred.

The lady bug is the official insect
The state animal is the white-tailed deer.
The flint is the official gem
The black snake is the reptile that evokes fear.

No other bridge in the world is quite like
The Zanesville bridge called Y
When you think that you’ve crossed over
You end up on the same darn side!

Ohio is the leader in the production
Of Green houses and nurseries.
And the pop-top can is invented
By Ermal Fraze of Kittery.

Ohio has two halls of fames in
Cleveland is the rock and roll
And pro football is in Canton
The game that needs self control.

Cleveland is the world’s first city
To be lighted electrically
And Jesse Owens won four Olympic gold
Metals being superior physically.

John Glenn the first American
To twice go into space.
On January 20, 1962 and then
At the age of 77 in 1998!

And Neil Armstrong from Wapakoneta the
First man to step foot on the moon we find.
“That’s one small step for man;
One giant leap for mankind.”

Garfield, Hayes, Grant and Harding
Sherman, Stine, Oakley and Halle Berry.
Spielberg, Gable, Grey and McKinley
Arsenio Hall and Drew Carey.
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Statehood, March 1, 1803 the 17th state
The capital is Columbus

 

AUTHOR NOTES:
Nickname for State: The Buckeye State. The nickname refers to the many buckeye trees that grew within the state’s borders when settlers arrived.
The first Ambulance service was established in Cincinnati in 1865.
Ohio claims the first chewing gun in 1869 and the first hot dog in 1900.
Cleveland became the world’s first city to be lighted electrically in 1879
Jesse Owens from Cleveland won four Olympic metals in 1936.
The Glacial Grooves on the north side of Kelley’s Island are the largest easily accessible such grooves in the world. They were scoured into solid limestone bedrock about 18,000 years ago by the great ice sheet that covered part of North America.

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