Monday, June 8, 2015


We just learned about the US state of North Dakota.

Ohio is a state in the midwest part of the US.
It's nicknames are The Buckeye State because of the buckeye trees, and The Mother of Presidents because 6 presidents were born in Ohio.
It's motto is the Birthplace of Aviation because the Wright brothers were from Ohio, and The Heart of It All because it is in the middle of the US.

The name Ohio comes from the Iroquois Native American word meaning Great River.

(from: wikipedia - ohio)

The flag of Ohio has a V shaped cut in the side of it, and it is the only state with a flag that is not rectangular shaped.
The circle in the flag is for the O in the state's name.
There are 13 stars for the original 13 colonies, and then 4 more because it was the 17th state in the US.

(from: wikipedia - flag of ohio)

The state seal of Ohio has wheat, arrows, Mount Logan, the rising sun and sun rays, and a river and fields.

(from: wikipedia - seal of ohio)

One of the largest roller coaster theme parks in the world called Cedar Point is in Sandusky Ohio.

(from: wikipedia - cedar point)

During the 1960s, the Cuyahoga River in Ohio became so polluted that the pollution in the river caught on fire. The fact that a river could be on fire from pollution got people so upset that it got many people involved in working to clean up the earth and not pollute things so much.

(from: wikipedia - cuyahoga river)

The wright brothers that were the first to fly airplanes were born in Ohio.

(from: wikipedia - wright brothers)

There were 6 presidents that were born in Ohio.

18th President Ulysses S. Grant, 1869-1877

(from: wikipedia - ulysses s. grant)

19th President Rutherford B. Hayes, 1877-1881.

(from: wikipedia - rutherford b. hayes)

20th President James A. Garfield, 1881-1881.

(from: wikipedia - james a. garfield)

23rd President Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893

(from: wikipedia - benjamin harrison)

25th President William McKinley, 1897-1901

(from: wikipedia - william mckinley)

27th President William Howard Taft, 1909-1913

(from: wikipedia - william howard taft)

29th President Warren G. Harding, 1921-1923

(from: wikipedia - warren g. harding)

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