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The Building of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal helps students realize the role canals played in western expansion and in the evolution of transportation by focusing on the construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Students can...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
The Ohio & Erie Canal: Catalyst of Economic Development for Ohio tells how the construction of this canal transformed one of the poorest states in the Union in the 1820s into the third most prosperous by 1840. The 308-mile canal helped open New...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820 consists of letters, journals, books, newspapers, maps, and images documenting the land, peoples, and exploration of the trans-Appalachian West. The first European travelers, their...  (Library of Congress)
Oberlin History as American History offers exhibits that tell about the lives and histories of the people of Oberlin, Ohio. The website features the story of an Amistad captive, Oberlin women and the struggle for...  (Oberlin College, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor is a travel itinerary of 50 houses, farms, churches, historic districts, and other sites. Learn about the first organized American settlement in the Northwest Territory (1772) and the...  (National Park Service)
Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery tells the story of Camp Chase, one of the largest prisoner-of-war camps for Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Located on the western outskirts of Columbus, Ohio, the camp --...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
A Nation Repays Its Debt: The National Soldiers' Home and Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio tells how the federal government created a network of "soldiers' homes" and national cemeteries to honor Civil War veterans. The 110-acre Dayton cemetery contains the remains of...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Growing into Public Service: William Howard Taft's Boyhood Home examines the family and setting in Cincinnati where the 27th President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court grew up. It includes readings, maps, photos, and activities for students...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
The African-American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920 explores the diversity and complexity of African-American culture in Ohio. These manuscripts, texts, and images focus on themes that include slavery, emancipation, abolition, the...  (Library of Congress)
EarthWorks: Digital Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley covers the archeology of one of the largest concentrations of monumental earthen architecture in the world. Today, only a few isolated fragments of the mounds, enclosures, and roadways...  (University of Cincinnati, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
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