: John Locke (1792-1856), a geologist and inventor, was among the first in the nation to advocate soil conservation. As a geologist, he participated in government-backed surveys of the Old Northwest, and in the survey of Ohio completed in the mid-1830s. In 1823, Locke opened a School for Young Ladies in Cincinnati, Ohio, and five years later, he also helped establish the Ohio Mechanics Institute. He also worked as a professor of chemistry at the Medical College of Ohioand published textbooks on English grammar for children and on botany. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL04136 Subjects
: Geology--Ohio; Ohio Economy--Agriculture; Surveying; Educators; Schools--Ohio Places
: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio);