Category Archive: Ohio history

Ezra Meeker And The Oregon Trail

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As so often happens when doing research for this blog, I begin with one idea in mind and in the course of researching what I think will be the blog for the day,… Continue reading

The Real First Female to Run for President–Victoria Woodhull

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Now that the run for the highest office in America is upon us, one might think the result will be unique, regardless if you support Trump or Clinton. A businessman with no political… Continue reading

The Ohio Firelands

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When I moved back to Ohio after an absence of several decades, I ended up in a part of the state previously unexplored by me, despite having spent the first twenty-two years of… Continue reading

The National Road & The True Gateway to the West

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about Steubenville, OH and how it was, according to present day Steubenville residents, the real gateway to the west, long before St. Louis adopted the title. I… Continue reading

Franklin Castle–The Most Haunted House in Ohio

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Is it too late for Halloween stories? I think not. When I first moved back to Ohio, my sister drove me by a spooky old house in the Cleveland neighborhood of Ohio City.… Continue reading