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Ohio:. A State Project by Erin Dostal. Ohio State Map. Ohio Facts:. Date of Statehood: 1903 17 th State of the United States State Capital: Columbus State Abbreviation: OH Population: 11,544,225 State Motto: “With God all things are possible”.

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Ohio:

A State Project by

Erin Dostal


Ohio State Map


Ohio Facts:

Date of Statehood: 1903

17th State of the United States

State Capital: Columbus

State Abbreviation: OH

Population: 11,544,225

State Motto: “With God all things are possible”.

State Recipe: Ohio Maple Apple Crunch

State Beverage: Tomato Juice

State Animal: White-tailed Deer

State Fossil: Trilobite

Major League Baseball Team: Cleveland Indians


Ohio State Flag and Seal

  • Only state flag shaped like a pennant.

  • 17 stars for its rank as the 17th state of the Union

  • Filled with symbolism

  • Sun has 13 rays that stand for the original 13 colonies

  • Wheat stands for agriculture

  • Cluster of 17 arrows symbolizes Ohio’s place as 17th state


State Bird and Flower

  • State bird: Cardinal

  • Chosen as state bird in 1933

  • Favorite backyard bird

  • Known for distinctive chirps

  • Official state flower: Scarlet Carnation

  • Chosen in 1904 to honor President William McKinley (an Ohioan) who was assassinated in 1901. He often wore them on his jacket collar.


State Quarter and License Plate

  • State quarter symbolizes Ohio’s accomplishments

  • Airplane represents Wright Brothers plane designed/built in Ohio

  • Astronaut symbolizes John Glenn and Neil Armstrong’s space travel (both Ohioans)

  • License plate background features 46 slogans describing the Buckeye State

  • Ohioans voted on the slogans, which include “America’s Heartland,” ”Underground Railroad” and “With God All Things Are Possible.”


Agricultural Products

  • Corn and soybeans are Ohio’s main crops

  • Other crops: winter wheat, hay, tomatoes ,apples, grapes, poinsettias ,mushrooms, maple syrup, and more

  • Hardwood forests: Red oak, white oak, walnut used inveneer, furniture, and paper industries.

  • 1,470,000 cattle, 2,000,000 hogs, and 115,000 sheep in Ohio.

  • • Ohio dairy cattle produce over 5.13 billion pounds of milk each year

  • • Ohio poultry (chickens) produce 7.1 billion, or 592 million dozen eggs per year.

  • • Ohio ranks 16th in beef production with 292,000 cows.


Ohio’s Industries

  • Nation’s leader in manufacturing of automobiles and rubber tires

  • 2nd largest steel producer in U.S.

  • Other industries: oil-refining, machined-tool manufacturing


Attractions

  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens

    • Home to hundreds of exotic creatures/plants from around the world

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame

    • Located in Canton, Ohio

    • Includes: Super bowl room, revolving theater

  • Ohio caverns (natural attraction)

    • Located in West Liberty, Ohio

    • 35-acre park with underground natural caverns

    • Home to live bats and some of the world’s most colorful crystals


Historical Landmarks

  • Rankin House

    • Located in Ripley, OH

    • Safe house for slaves on the “Underground Railroad”

  • Ohio Village

    • Located in Columbus

    • Re-enacted village from the 1860’s

    • Tour includes schoolhouse, shops, and stables

    • Costumed workers describe how they do their work


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