Recent posts for Gehio

On this date, April 4th 1841, William Henry Harrison, an adopted Buckeye like myself, died one month after taking office as President. At 68, his detractors said he was too old and sickly to be President. That IS pretty old by 1841 standards so I sup...
Posted: 4/4/2014 12:04 PM
Pyromania pays
battling a fire in Cincinnati 1854 styleOn April 1, 1853, Cincinnati, Ohio, established the first professional and fully paid fire department in the United States. The same year, Cincinnati was the first city in the world to use steam fire engines to...
Posted: 4/1/2014 4:29 PM
Happy Birthday Tecumseh!
in Old Town, North of Xenia OHI've written a few things about the Shawnee War Chief Tecumseh, the Pan-Indian Confederacy leader and William Henry Harrison's adversary in the 18th and 19th centuries. There are some links at the end of this post or you
Posted: 3/18/2014 10:11 AM
It's Ohio Statehood Day! Now about that flag...
weirdo Ohio flagI have to be honest. I used to hate the Ohio flag because it tried to be different than the other flags. Now I love it for its uniqueness.The pennant shaped Ohio flag is called a burgee, also known as a guidon. Ohio is the only US sta...
Posted: 3/1/2014 7:21 AM
Breaking Buckeye
Billy's Tomb in North bend OHI've written a few posts about our Ohio Presidents including another general one for President's Day. Having a 50% mortality rate of the eight Ohio Presidents along with the poor showing of the survivors is not a great le...
Posted: 2/17/2014 9:46 AM
shameless plug for the Best of Cincinnati 2014
I mean, why not?After filling in your name and such, choose the Public Eye link and write in "Gehio -" for the Blog award and click Save after making your other choices. Thanks!
Posted: 1/30/2014 3:41 PM
Get to Know A River Part 1: The Mill Creek
There are four main rivers in and around Southwest Ohio that provided the main reason for the rapid growth and settlement of the region. This was the old highway system used by Native Americans, early explorers and settlers long before canals, railro...
Posted: 1/13/2014 5:07 PM
Geocaching+History+Ohio = Gehio
Famous Shawnee Leaders of Ohio SeriesI realized I hardly ever mention geocaching here. The Gehio blog was intended to not only highlight Ohio Valley history but also to showcase some geocaching as it relates to history. For me it adds to the experien...
Posted: 12/19/2013 4:03 PM
Garfield & Friends
beginning James Abram Garfield, was born on this day November 19th 1831 in Moreland Hills, Ohio, near Cleveland. He rose from abject poverty, by a widowed Mother, worked as a janitor to attend college and became our nations 20th US President. He was ...
Posted: 11/19/2013 4:55 PM
The not so pleasant Battle of Point Pleasant
L to R: White Eyes (Shawnee), Blue Jacket (Shawnee), The Prophet (Shawnee), Tecumseh (Shawnee), Cornstalk (Shawnee), Little Turtle (Miami), Chief Logan (Mingo), Pontiac (Ottawa)Today is the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Point Pleasant. The Shawn...
Posted: 10/10/2013 9:48 PM
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