Ohio Memory has published a new post, “Hit the Road, Jack!”
In 1788, Marietta became the first permanent settlement in Ohio, quickly followed by a plethora of other settlements, all before Ohio’s statehood. This rapid growth is due to Ohio having all of the “essential ingredients of future greatness, and more self sustaining [sic] and self creating [sic] principles than any other territory of equal size on the face of the globe.” So says the 1837 Ohio Gazetteer and Traveler’s Guide, […]
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Hit the Road, Jack!
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