Sunday, August 3, 2003

Ohio Moments

Treaty of Greenville freed land for settling

On Aug. 3, 1795, Gen. Anthony Wayne concluded a peace treaty at Fort Greenville, Ohio, with Indian chiefs from the Wyandot, Delaware, Shawnee, Ottawa, Chippewa, Pattawatima, Miami, Eel River, Wea, Kickapoo, Pinkapoo, Piankeshae and Kaskaskia tribes.

The Indians ceded all lands south and east of the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, and they agreed not to war with the United States. In return, they received legal claims to the territory north and west of the boundary, hunting rights on the relinquished land, a one-time payment of $20,000 in goods and a promise of $9,500 in provisions each year "forever." The Treaty of Greenville spurred white settlement of Ohio.

Ohio State Fair history

The first two state fairs were strictly agriculture shows. In 1853, the first popular entertainment appeared. A pony was available for riding, and monkeys wearing hats danced to minstrel tunes.

Rebecca Goodman

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