Thanks, Bethany, for this guest post about Ohio.

Ohio is the Buckeye State because that's the state tree. It was the 17th state to join the Union.
Motto: With God all Things are Possible
Flower: Carnation
Bird: Cardinal
Wildflower: White Trillian
Beverage: Tomato Juice
Ohio was the home of 8 presidents: Harding, W. Harrison, B. Harrison, McKinley, Taft, Garfield, Hayes, and Grant 
Newark Earthworks, Great Circle Earthworks, Octagon Earthworks, Wright Earthworks, Seip Mound , Serpent Mound , Shrum Mound , and Story Mound are all examples of the Native American cultures that built mounds in Ohio.
If you're lucky and passing by a newly tilled field, you may just find an arrowhead (especially if you are near water). Flint Ridge has the most beautiful rose colored flint deposits.
Ohio has been the setting for many historic events. It has many homes that were stops on the Underground Railroad. There were many canal towns in Ohio; Lockington Locks are one example of a canal system. There are many historic villages with great reenactments.
The capital, Columbus, is home to a replica of the Santa Maria, COSI: Science Center, and the zoo that Jack Hanna calls his own.
Many historical figures lived in Ohio. Dan Emmett, John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed), John Glenn, Harriet Beecher Stowethe Wright Brothers, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, and John Rankin.
Ohio is home to some very beautiful parks and recreation centers. There are amazing hiking trails, caverns, caves, and waterfalls to explore. The autumn scenery is especially breath-taking.

 Wishing you homeschool blessings and lots of fun traveling the states! 

Bethany has been homeschooling her 3 blessings for 7 years now and loves every minute of it. Her family just purchased a camper last summer, so they are ready to begin their homeschool traveling. You can visit her family at Little Homeschool Blessings. They'd love to have you!

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