Ohio is home to many natural and man-made wonders, and one of those is located in Adams County in the south-central region. The Serpent Mound is the world’s largest surviving example of a prehistoric effigy mound. An effigy mound is a raised pile of earth built in the shape of an animal and containing one or more human burials.
We don’t pay much attention to traffic lights, but they were a big deal in the early 1900s. In fact, Ohio was one of the first states to use traffic lights. A semaphore signal was first tried in Toledo in 1908. The words “stop” and “go” were illuminated with red and green lenses and lit by lamps at night.
Every diehard Ohioan knows that our state bird is the cardinal and our state tree is the buckeye. But did you know that our state beverage is tomato juice or that the state reptile is the black racer snake? Neither did our staff at The Ohio 100 until we saw the Ohio state symbols site.