This week’s block is Ohio
(no surprise that it’s the Ohio Star block)
here’s some info about the Buckeye state
Entered Union (rank): March 1, 1803 (17)
The first ambulance service was established in Cincinnati in 1865.
Cleveland boasts America's first traffic light. It began on Aug. 5, 1914
James J. Ritty, of Dayton, invented the cash register in 1879 to stop his patrons from pilfering house profits.
Akron was the first city to use police cars.
Akron is the rubber capital of the world.
Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Ohio is the leading producer of greenhouse and nursery plants.
The popular television sit-com, "The Drew Cary Show" is set in Cleveland.
The first full time automobile service station was opened in 1899 in Ohio.
In 1852 Ohio was the first state to enact laws protecting working women.
Ohio gave America its first hot dog in 1900. Harry M. Stevens created the popular dining dog.
50% of the United States population lives within a 500 mile radius of Columbus.
Dresden is the home of the world's largest basket. It is located at Basket Village USA.
Fostoria is the only city to be situated in three counties (Seneca, Hancock & Wood).
John Lambert of Ohio City made America's first automobile in 1891.
Charles Goodyear of Akron developed the process of vulcanizing rubber in 1839.
W.F. Semple of Mount Vernon patented chewing gum in 1869.
instead of fun facts I found this:
You know you are from Ohio when:
You don't think of Florida first when someone mentions Miami.
You've heard of 3.2% beer.
You know what a buckeye really is, and have a recipe for candy ones.
"Toward the lake" means "north" and "toward the river" means "south."
You know if other Ohioians are from southern or northern Ohio as soon as they open their mouths.
You measure distance in minutes.
You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
You think that deer season is a national holiday.
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