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OHIO FUN FACTS

  • The Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first professional baseball team in 1869.
  • Akron was the first city to use police cars.
  • Zanesville is home to a famous Y-bridge. The bridge is built at the intersection of the Muskingum and Licking Rivers, one part built to the middle of the river and the others forking to the left and right.
  • The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton and in Cleveland is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Clarence Crane in Cleveland invented Life Savers in 1912.
  • In 1879, Cleveland became the first city to be lighted by electricity. Cleveland also had the first traffic light in 1914.
  • Cincinnati had the first professional city fire department and the first ambulance service.
  • Ohio claims the first chewing gum in 1869, and the first hot dog in 1900.
  • Ohio was the birthplace of many U.S. presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft, and Warren G. Harding.
  • Serpent Mound State Memorial, a famous earthen mound in the shape of a serpent, winds for a length of 1348 ft near Peebles.
  • Statehood: March 1, 1803, the 17th state
  • Capital: Columbus
  • Highest Point: Campbell Hill,(1,549 ft)


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