Interesting Facts About Ohio Installment No. 2

Date July 6, 2007

I just noticed on the last posting on this subject that the bullet formatting didn’t turn out too well in IE7. I’ll check if it’s a fluke and then maybe go back and manually try to fix ’em.

So, onto installment no. 2:

  1. Zanesville, OH, which is to the east of Columbus, is home of the only Y-bridge in the world. The bridge is built at the intersection of the Muskingum and Licking Rivers, with one part built to the middle of the river and the others forking to the left and right. It’s a pretty interesting read — the first Y-bridge was built in 1814, and they’re now on their fifth one (open since 1984)
  2. Interesting in light of current events (U! S! A!…U! S! A! — really would have preferred for Japan to have held onto this one), Ohio claims the first hot dog (in 1900)
  3. Oberlin College, founded in 1833, was the first college in the United States to admit women

Fun stuff!

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