Century of Progress International Exposition - Chicago 1933

A century of progress

May 27 - November 12, 1933 and June 1 - October 31, 1934

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The history of the state is the subject of the Ohio exhibit.
The entrance and lobby are surrounded by murals and you can study them sitting comfortably on long walnut benches.

On the back of the benches is a terse paragraph of Ohio history.
La Salle describes the possession on behalf of France in 1682.
Celeron de Bienville buries six lead plates declaring "renewal of possession" along the Ohio and Miami rivers in 1749.

With the Underground Railroad. Simon Kenton braved the Indians six times.
American Grant was born near Sandusky, O. Six other Ohio-born presidents whose busts look down on you, went to the White House. They are James A. Garfield, Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft and Warren G. Harding.

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