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Adams… and Adams
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Adams County, Ohio, was established by Arthur St. Clair 217 years ago this month, on July 10, 1797, and was named for our country’s second President, John Adams. It was one of the first four count… Read More

The Eagle Has (Almost) Landed!
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45 years ago this Sunday was an historic day for mankind--on July 20th, 1969, Ohio native Neil Armstrong and fellow crew member Buzz Aldrin became the first men to land a spacecraft on the moon, a… Read More

“A Man Without Fear and Without Reproach”
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210 years ago today, one of the most famous duels in U.S. history took place in Weehawken, New Jersey, between Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury and co-author of the Federali… Read More

Copperhead Grand Carnival, 1863
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Happy Fourth of July to all of our Ohio Memory visitors out there! Today we are highlighting a bit of history connected with this date from over a century and a half ago--namely a flyer advertisin… Read More

Dots and Dashes
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On June 27, 1847, New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires, making relatively speedy communication possible over long distances via the use of Morse code. This may seem like an obscure e… Read More

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Ohio Memory

Ohio Memory is a collaborative digital library project of the Ohio Historical Society and the State Library of Ohio, which includes collections from more than 354 cultural heritage institutions from all of Ohio’s 88 counties.

Established by the Ohio Historical Society in 2000, the mission of the Ohio Memory Project 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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