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Phantoms of the Field

From frightening to folksy, scarecrows have long stood as icons of the fall harvest.

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Visit the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor

The former president’s Lake County home played a pivotal role in his campaign for the White House as the site of his front-porch campaign.

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Visit the William Howard Taft National Historic Site in Cincinnati

Our 27th president spent his formative years at this hilltop residence in a neighborhood built for the city’s social elite. Today, the restored home shares his story.

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Cleveland, Alan Freed and the World’s First Rock Concert

On March 21, 1952, thousands of people crowded into the Cleveland Arena for the Moondog Coronation Ball, which was expected to go on for hours. Instead, the show was shut down before the end of the first band’s set.

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The Model Soldier

Col. Charles Young, raised in the Ohio River town of Ripley, was a military leader, diplomat and scholar.

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Work of Faith

Nick America has spent his life repairing church steeples and bell towers across the nation.

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The Legacy of Ohio's Clearview Golf Club

William Powell’s club is the first and only golf course designed, built, owned and operated by an African American. His kids now bring their father’s message to a new generation.

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The Butler Institute of American Art Houses a Collection of Our Nation's Masterworks

In 1919, Joseph G. Butler Jr. opened a Youngstown museum dedicated to American artists. Its collection now numbers in the thousands.

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The Ohio Town that Baseball Legend Cy Young Called Home

Cy Young’s name is synonymous with Major League Baseball’s most dominant pitchers. He was born in Tuscarawas County in 1867, and he lived there both during and after his career in the big leagues.

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Spirit Rooms, Seances and Ohio in the 19th Century

In the 1850s, Athens County farmer Jonathan Koons created a room where he claimed he could communicate with the dead, part of the burgeoning spiritualist movement that rippled across the nation.

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The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Air Races

The National Air Races came to the city in 1929, bringing a high-flying spectacle to the city’s new airport. The event returned for years, until changing times and, ultimately, tragedy spelled its end.

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Ohio and the Front Porch Campaign

Before whistle-stop tours and crisscrossing the country, presidential candidates spoke to crowds at their own homes. Here’s how three Ohioans used the approach to win our nation’s highest office.

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How ‘Hang On Sloopy’ Became Ohio’s Anthem

The McCoys’ 1965 hit is our state’s official rock song and a staple of halftime shows and sports-arena singalongs. Here’s how in the O-H-I-O that all happened.

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Historic Stays

Western Pennsylvania offers a wealth of lodging with storied pasts.

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Heritage Road Trips 2018

These four museums that celebrate Ohio’s industrial heritage offer a window into how we helped the nation grow.

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Summer in the Lake Erie Islands

Visit seven places packed with history, authenticity and fun.

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The Blizzard of 1978

A late-January snowstorm hit the Ohio Valley in a weather event that has been remembered ever since for its ferocity.

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Visit the Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum

This historic site tells the story of how one of the world’s most famous inventors got his start in the Erie County town of Milan.

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Paul Brown Museum, Massillon

Paul Brown’s contributions to the game of football are legendary. The Massillon Museum pays tribute to the iconic coach and innovator with a wing dedicated to his life and legacy.

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Beautiful Made-in-Zanesville Pottery Returns Home

See "The Mark and Marie Latta Collection: Featuring Weller Pottery Co." at the Zanesville Museum of Art.

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