Friday, August 28, 2015

covering America wk 35 Ohio

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This week’s block is Ohio

(no surprise that it’s the Ohio Star block)

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here’s some info about the Buckeye state

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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.

  • Schools close for the state basketball tournament. Deer season, too.
  • You're proud of your state fair, but would rather go to Cedar Point.
  • You know all the 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Almost Winter, and Construction.

    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.

  • .Down south to you means Kentucky.
  • Your school classes were canceled because of cold.
  • Your school classes were canceled because of heat.

    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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  • 1 comment:

    CathyQuilts said...

    I'm proud to be an Ohioan, it's a fantastic place to live. You didn't mention that a famous Ohioan, Orville Wright and his older brother Wilbur gave us the first practical airplane. And if not for Charles Kettering and Edward Deeds we may still be starting our cars with a crank handle on the front of it. Joseph Desch created a device that was able to decipher the codes the Germans used in WWII, effectively winning the war. He's also credited with the first patent on the modern digital computer. Where would be be without our computers? Ohio was once the "Oil Capital of the World" Superman was 'born' here, as well as many other famous people.
    I think the only historical thing many of us regret is the forcible removal of the Native American people in the early 1800s.

    Oddly, the Ohio Star was the 2nd quilt bock I ever made back in 1985, I didn't know that was it's name until much later.