Ohio is a state in the midwest that spreads from the Appalachian country to Lake Erie. The Cleveland Museum of art is well known for its great art collection, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is in Ohio as well. Ohio makes a lot of its money from tourism, and the state is also home to the Cuyahoga National Park.

Ohio has the largest population of Amish in the country, and they don’t use cars. But interestingly the first automobile was made by John Lambert of of Ohio City in 1891, and Akron was the first town to ever use police cars. The first full time car service station was also started in Ohio, in 1899. The first concrete street in the country was poured in 1891 and it is still there today.

Additionally the first airplane was invented in Ohio as well, by the Wright brothers in Dayton. The first mechanical cash register was invented there too in 1879, which was actually an attempt to stop people from stealing money. Cleveland was the first city to be lighted by electricity in 1879.

Ohio was pretty progressive in other ways as well. The Oberlin college that was founded in 1833 was the first coed and interracial college.

The political roots of Ohio run pretty deep as well, since seven of the U.S. presidents were born there: Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William H. Taft, and Warren G. Harding. Other well known people that were born in Ohio include Steven Spielberg, Clark Gable, Annie Oakley, Paul Newman, and Arsenio Hall. Ohio is also home to 24 astronauts Neil Armstrong.

There are some strange outdated laws in Ohio, that include one that bans more than five women living in a house together, and one that bans women from wearing patent leather shoes in public with the reasoning that men might use the reflection to look up their dress. A state law forbids anyone from being arrested on a Sunday or the fourth of July, but it’s hard to imagine that that is followed much.

Ohio ranks high as far as industrial states in the country go, with Akron being a big producer of rubber, Canton of roller bearings, Cincinnati of jet engines and machine tools, Cleveland for auto assembly, auto parts, and steel. Dayton is known for for office machines, refrigeration, and heating and auto equipment. Youngstown and Steubenville are known for steel, and Toledo is known for its production of glass and auto parts.

Crops that are grown in Ohio include soybeans, corn, oats, wheat, hay, apples, peaches, strawberries, and grapes. Dairy farming brings in the majority of the money, as far as farming and crops go.

Ohio is the tenth most densely populated state in the United States.

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