things to love about Ohio, Uncategorized

One Last Thing For Now To Love About Ohio

Fifth in an occasional series promoting a positive message about our state.

Some trivia large and small that will give you a taste of Ohio’s mettle.

 

250px-peteroseslide

The Cincinnati Reds were the first professional baseball team.

 

 

gallery_1_1_4845

Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

 

1941-rosie1

In 1852 Ohio was the first state to enact laws protecting working women.

 

bikeambulance

The first ambulance service was established in Cincinnati in 1865.

 

backdraft

Cincinnati had the first professional city fire department.

 

belushi_in_animal_house

Oberlin College was founded in 1833. It was the first interracial and coeducational college in the United States. 

 

7104-hot-dog-ad

Ohio gave America its first hot dog in 1900. Harry M. Stevens created the popular dining dog. 

 

longaberger1

Dresden is the home of the world’s largest basket. It is located at Basket Village USA.

 

jersey_coors_can_copy

Ermal Fraze invented the pop-top can in Kettering. 

 

super-troopers

Akron was the first city to use police cars.

 

high-five-dudes

50% of the United States population lives within a 500 mile radius of Columbus.

 

airwolf0

The Wright Brothers invented the first airplane. They were from Dayton. 

 

squirrel-w-gun

Fostoria is the only city to be situated in three counties (Seneca, Hancock & Wood).

 

aliens_01

Ohio senator John Glenn became the oldest man to venture into outer space.
On February 20, 1962 he was the first American to orbit the earth. In October of 1998 he traveled back into space. He was the inspiration for Lt. Ellen Ripley.

 

spockvulcan

Charles Goodyear of Akron developed the process of vulcanizing rubber in 1839.

 

Ohio: Your life would be drastically different without it.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “One Last Thing For Now To Love About Ohio

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s