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Fri Mar 1, 2013, 05:06 AM

Ohio admitted as 17th State March 1, 1803

The name "Ohio" originated from Iroquois word ohi-yo’, meaning "great river" or "large creek".[16][17][18][19] The state, originally partitioned from the Northwest Territory, was admitted to the Union as the 17th state (and the first under the Northwest Ordinance) on March 1, 1803.[8][20] Although there are conflicting narratives regarding the origin of the nickname, Ohio is historically known as the "Buckeye State" (relating to the Ohio buckeye tree) and Ohioans are also known as "Buckeyes".[1]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 05:38 AM

1. Happy Buckeye Day, folks!

 

I have family out in Akron, btw....haven't seen 'em in years, though.

(P.S., yes, I did, in fact, coin the term "Buckeye Day". Just now. :hi

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 06:27 AM

2. Excellent!

I like Buckeye Day!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 09:07 AM

3. And that led to the founding of OH YOU in 1804

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