Emergency services took a huge step forward thanks to a first in Ohio. The first ambulance service was established in Cincinnati in 1865.
The Ohio Statehouse originally cost 1.3 million dollars. Today's equivalent of that price is nearly 100 million dollars.
The Ohio Statehouse covers nearly two acres of ground and when it was new had a place inside for every branch and function of state government. The building was surpassed in size only by the U. S. Capitol in Washington.
The United States' victory in the War of 1812 virtually ended the native threat to white Ohioans. It allowed these Americans to fully settle Ohio without further opposition.
Ohio has a rich history with war. Most Ohioans actively supported the American war effort during the War of 1812. Some of the British soldiers who remained on United States soil following the American Revolution were located along Lake Erie in western Ohio.
Native Americans in the Ohio area were major trade partners with the French in the 1700s. This did not stop Native Americans, Americans, and Europeans from regularly engaging in battle with one another.
"Ohio was shaped by conflicts with Native Americans and the implementation of a federal territorial policy. Ohio sent more men per capita into the Union Army than any other state."
The Ohio Constitution was passed in 1803. It allowed white men to vote and prohibited slavery.
In the late 1700s the British acquired Ohio in the Treaty of Paris. The Native Americans in the area were not happy about the loss of French influence.
Cleveland boasts America's first traffic light. It began on Aug. 5, 1914.