By Walter Havighurst
Historically, Ohio turns out to have had everything--great actual good looks; wealthy assets of coal, oil, fuel, and fertile soil; a primary position with effortless technique of transportation through land and water; artistic and dynamic humans; and the type of nationwide political effect that wealth and a wide inhabitants can provide a nation. It was once no twist of fate that 8 of the nation's presidents had an Ohio connection.
In personality, the 1st Ohioans exhibited characteristics that appeared usual of american citizens generally. "The spirit of where used to be huge, energetic, and buoyant," Walter Havighurst writes of the colourful early days while settlers connected forests with ax and fireplace. "Keep the ball rolling" and "Give it a attempt" turned Ohio slogans as boosterism surged, fields have been planted, cities have been based, and canals have been dug. Steamboats, metal vegetation, and the rubber introduced progress to Cleveland, Cincinnati, and different significant towns, making Ohio a advertisement and business in addition to an agricultural heartland.
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