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    State of Ohio
    Nickname The Buckeye State
    Capital Columbus
    Largest city Columbus
    Population 11.6M (Rank:7)

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    How did Ohio get its name?
    The state of Ohio was named after the river 'Ohio'. The Ohio river was named for the Iroquois word, “Ohi-yo” meaning “Continuously-spilling Creek”

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    How did Ohio get its nickname?
    Ohio is nicknamed the Buckeye State because of the Aesculus trees commonly found throughout the Ohio River Valley. The large seed nut of the tree is called 'buckeye' as it looks like the eye of a deer (buck) and hence the name

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    Ohio burgee
    Ohio's swallowtail flag is the only non-rectangular U.S. state flag. Ohio has adopted an official 17-step procedure for folding it partly because Ohio is the 17th state to join the union
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    First electric traffic light
    The first electric traffic light was developed in 1912 by Lester Wire. On 5 August 1914, the American Traffic Signal Company installed a traffic signal system on the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.

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    Birthplace of aviation
    Ohio native Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. Dayton, Ohio is the birthplace of aviation. Wright brothers (Wilbur and Orville Wright) made their plans and constructed their aircraft in their bicycle shop on Dayton's West Side.

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    The River That Caught Fire
    Cuyahoga River of Ohio was nicknamed “The River That Caught Fire” as the river has caught on fire at least 13 times. The river's pollution and burning covered extensively in the press and the coverage spurred the environmental movement which eventually led to the establishment of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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    Moses Cleaveland
    The city of Cleveland was founded by Connecticut-born Moses Cleaveland, who, in 1796, went to survey land claimed by the Connecticut Land Co. as part of the Western Reserve. Although the city was originally named “Cleaveland,” in the early 1930s the local newspaper, Cleveland Advertiser dropped the “a” in order to fit the name on its masthead, and the new spelling caught on.

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    Capital of Ohio
    Chillicothe was the first capital of Ohio. In 1810 the capital was moved to Zanesville. In 1812 it returned to Chillicothe. Four citizens from the town of Franklinton in central Ohio offered to donate ten acres on the east side of the Scioto River for state buildings and another ten acres for a state penitentiary. In 1816 the new city was named Columbus, and it became the capital of Ohio.

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    Marietta
    Founded in 1788, Marietta was the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory. It was named after Queen Marie Antoinette of France.

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    CLE
    Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is the busiest and largest airport in the state of Ohio.
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