"A Sanguine Belief in Cleveland’s Future Greatness"
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In July of 1796--July 22nd, specifically--General Moses Cleaveland and his survey party arrived in the place that would both bear his name and become the second-largest city in Ohio. Cleveland… Read More

Ohio's Interurban Railways: The Original People Movers
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Looking to get out of town this weekend? 100 years ago, you may have decided to book a trip on one of Ohio's many interurban railroads--electrically-powered trains that connected communities toget… Read More

“The Arch Raider Visited Our People With His Fellow Thieves”
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152 years ago, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his troops began a 13-day raid of Ohio. Their plundering of hundreds of villages and towns resulted in the only Civil War battle to be fough… Read More

Happy Independence Day!
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We want to wish a happy Fourth of July (and long weekend!) to our readers! Regardless of whether you're attending your local parade, fireworks, cookouts or even the Ohio History Center's Glorio… Read More

Materia Medica
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For thousands of years, animals of all kinds have turned to plants as a source for health and well-being, and have handed down their knowledge from generation to generation. For humans, this p… Read More


Ohio Memory is the collaborative digital library of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio, which includes collections from more than 360 cultural heritage institutions from all of Ohio’s 88 counties.

Established by the Ohio History Connection in 2000, the mission of Ohio Memory is to provide access to historical treasures of Ohio, bringing together primary sources from all parts of the state in an online scrapbook that:

  • celebrates state and local history
  • encourages cooperation between archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and other cultural organizations
  • allows the global community to discover and explore Ohio’s rich past


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