Description: This photograph, taken in the 1960s, documents the "See Ohio First" exhibit at the Vinton County Fair. The exhibit promoted Ohio as "Transportation Center of the World" with signs reading "First in Industry," and "One in Five Persons Employed in Ohio Work in Fields Related to Highways." The fair is held at the Vinton County Fairgrounds near McArthur, Ohio. The photograph is 2.75" x 2.75" (6.99 x 6.99 cm). View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: Om3053_3656294_001 Subjects: Arts and Entertainment; Transportation; Expositions and fairs Places: McArthur (Ohio); Vinton County (Ohio)
Description: The Bicentennial barn-painting program was an inexpensive, grassroots marketing campaign that painted the official logo of the Ohio Bicentennial on a highly visible historic barn in each of Ohio's 88 counties. Over 2,000 farmers and landowners submitted their barn descriptions to the committee for consideration. Beginning in 1998, artist Scott Hagan spent five years painting the logos, tailored to every barn's unique character. Typically, the barn owners hosted a celebration at the completion of their barn painting. This photograph is an exterior view of Barn #49, located at 27754 State Route 93 in Vinton County. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL08676 Subjects: Centennial celebrations; Ohio History--State and Local Government; Barns; Ohio Bicentennial, 2003 Places: Vinton County (Ohio)
Description: Taken by naturalist and nature conservator Ralph Ramey, this photograph shows Hope Iron Furnace, a massive blast furnace that was once one of the many furnaces of the Hanging Rock Iron Region. Located along the Ohio River, the Hanging Rock Iron region produced most of the country's iron supply for the majority of the 19th century. Naturalist and photographer Ralph Ramey documented plants, animals, insects, and other notable features of the Ohio landscape on his travels throughout Ohio. Ramey is a prolific writer and authored "Fifty Hikes in Ohio: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacking Trips throughout the Buckeye State" often illustrating his books and lectures with his photographs. Ramey spent time working for the Franklin County Park District, the Miami County Park District, and served as Director of the Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He also worked as the chief of the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, before retiring in 1994. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AV224_Set004_HopeFurnace_002 Subjects: Parks; Hanging Rock Iron Region (Ohio)--History; Iron industry; Ohio History--Natural and Native Ohio; Naturalists Places: New Plymouth (Ohio); Vinton County (Ohio)
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