Monday, August 29, 2016

6 facts about a heart-shaped state

1. "Hang on Sloopy" is Ohio's state rock song.

2. According to a 2008 Pew Forum survey, more than a quarter of Ohio's population identified as evangelical Protestants. In 2010, 36% of Ohioans indicated they attended religious services at least once a week.

Toledo Mud Hens stadium
3. The Toledo Mud Hens, one of the nation's oldest minor league baseball teams, was mentioned frequently on the television show M*A*S*H.

4. Lake Erie, which forms most of the state's northern border, provides Ohio with 312 miles of coastline.

5. Almost 35,000 Ohioans died in the Civil War, and 30,000 were wounded. By the end of the war, the Union's three top generals (Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan) were all from Ohio.

6. Three of the nation's top public libraries by library visits are in Ohio. We didn't get to see any of them, but Maumee, Ohio, has quite a nice public library, too.

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