Road Trip! http://wyso.org en New Ohio Guide: Ft. Recovery http://wyso.org/post/new-ohio-guide-ft-recovery <p>After the Revolutionary War, the frontier was Ohio. Crossing the Ohio River from Kentucky was crossing the threshold to the new land. The pull of the unknown territory was vast fertile terrain, ownership and possibilities for the new country of America to expand and gain power. But there were several nations of Indians who were not all for these plans.</p><p>"We had two major Indian battles. One was in 1791 and the other in 1794," says Helen LeFevre, president of the Ft. Recovery Historical Society.</p> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 14:30:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 22777 at http://wyso.org New Ohio Guide: Ft. Recovery New Ohio Guide: Oak Openings http://wyso.org/post/new-ohio-guide-oak-openings <p>Just west of Toledo is the Oak Openings MetroPark, a 4000 acres site that preserves an amazing ecosystem of oak savannahs, abundant wildlife and extremely rare plant species.</p><p>"The Oak Openings to the untrained eye, looks an awful lot like a regular oak forest or perhaps just a wet area, the beauty of the Oak Openings is up close. Its not the first glance to get you it’s the second and the third and the fourth that draws you in," says nature photographer Art Weber.</p> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Greg Tye 22400 at http://wyso.org New Ohio Guide: Oak Openings New Ohio Guide: Cleveland http://wyso.org/post/new-ohio-guide-cleveland <p>You can still see the industrial history of Cleveland. Start at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River where Moses Cleaveland stepped ashore from Lake Erie in 1796. That natural resource had already been long used for transportation inland by Native Americans. But George Washington had an idea on how the country could expand West– build a canal that could link to the Erie Canal. With that, farm produce deep inside Ohio could be shipped to markets back East. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Mark Urycki 22102 at http://wyso.org New Ohio Guide: Cleveland New Ohio Guide: Art and Utility http://wyso.org/post/new-ohio-guide-art-and-utility <p>From the outside the National Museum of Cambridge Glass doesn’t look out of the ordinary. It’s in an old 1960s era building that could have been a bank. But once you get inside, the museum sparkles.</p><p>Sharon Miller and Lindy Thaxton volunteer at the Museum in Cambridge, Ohio. They filled me in on the history as they gave me a tour.</p><p>"What I think is really neat about the Cambridge Glass Company and their colors is that as history evolves, as people change, the colors change," says Miller.</p> Sun, 09 Sep 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Sandra Sleight-Brennan 21745 at http://wyso.org New Ohio Guide: Art and Utility New Ohio Guide: Zane’s Trace – A Road into the Wilderness http://wyso.org/post/new-ohio-guide-zane-s-trace-road-wilderness <p>Zane’s Trace was one of the earliest roads in the state but the site we’re visiting today predates that early road. The Hopewell Culture National Historical Park traces a culture that goes back &nbsp;12,000 years.</p> Sun, 02 Sep 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Scott Spears 21357 at http://wyso.org New Ohio Guide: Zane’s Trace – A Road into the Wilderness