OHIO LAND AND HISTORY
Ohio State University archaeologist Dr. William Dancey explains how the state of Ohio, despite its ancient treasures, still lacks strong preservation laws.
All the Ohio Valley was once covered with dense forest, so the large clearings artificially created for the earthworks would have created an enormous impact.
Arc of Appalachia head Nancy Stranahan talks about the need to preserve the Eastern Deciduous Forest.
Historian Roger Kennedy describes the Revolutionary War officers who found at Marietta, Ohio, an ancient architectural order and tried to respect it.
Archaeologist Dr. Mark Seeman discusses the relation between the hills and valleys of the Ohio River landscape and the formations of the earthworks and mounds.
Marietta became the first permanent settlement in Ohio (then part of the Northwest Territory) when veterans of the Revolution were given land vouchers.
The Chillicothe area was the heart of Ohio's ancient culture, and the town's historic buildings mark its early settlement roots.
Atop a hill above Chillicothe's earthworks, a Latrobe-designed house still stands, built for Thomas Worthington, one of Ohio's earliest leaders.
Near Flint Ridge, a river gorge once marked by Indians reveals evidence of the historic canal and rail systems.
This early Ohio leader planned his Adena estate to reflects his idealism in architecture and society.
Historian Roger Kennedy tells the story of Worthington hosting Tecumseh and his colleagues for coffee and cakes at the Adena estate.
Historian Roger Kennedy explains the respect Worthington and his friend Albert Gallatin had for Native Americans.
In 1775, Chief Logan's famous speech was delivered near Chillicothe, encapsulating the tragedy of white-Indian relations in the Ohio country.
In the 1830s, a canal system was created to revolutionize agricultural trade in Ohio, and it still marks the countryside in many places.