By Denise Turney
Ohio, also known as the Buckeye state, is a Midwestern state that has helped determine presidential elections for years. Like neighboring Indiana, Ohio has a fair share of small cities. From these small cities (and larger Ohio towns) have come some of the world’s greatest achievers in business, society, politics, arts and sports.
Granville T. Woods, William H. Bennett, James Ritty and Orville Wright are great inventors who were born in Ohio. LeBron James, Pete Rose, Edwin Moses and Coach Chuck Noll are people who have had a significant impact in the sports arena who were born in Ohio. And who can forget Erma Bombeck, Toni Morrison, Rita Dove, Dorothy Dandridge, Clara Ward and Paul Laurence Dunbar, great artists who are Ohio natives.
Check out these pictures of just a few things that make Ohio great!
Orville Wright House in Dayton, Ohio (The city is also home to the Paul Laurence Dunbar House which is located in West Dayton – tours are available at both historic homes.)
NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
Great American Ballpark (This is where the Cincinnati Reds play.)
Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio
Huntingdon Park and Botanical Gardens in Columbus, Ohio
Historic Palace Theatre in Columbus, Ohio
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio
Imagination Station in Toledo, Ohio
River Downs Horse Track in Cincinnati, Ohio
Fort Hill State Memorial in Hillsboro, Ohio
National Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio
Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio
It’s no wonder that Ohio has produced outstanding achievers. One of the state’s cities (Columbus) ranks as the 5th most literate city in America. The state motto is “With God, all things are possible.” The state’s name is derived from a Native American phrase that means “beautiful river”.
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