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1890 Edward F. Noyes (Massachusetts-born Governor of Ohio) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Ohio Political and Social Leaders Ohio Historical Society
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1803
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: Fog again this morning and we had to wait until a little past 8 to set out. I observed that the river has seemed to fall about an inch over the night. A small boat that we bought, to lighten our load, sprung a leak and we lost hardware that was supposed to be presents for the Indians. With help from some people in Georgetown we made it over the bar. At Georgetown we purchased a canoe, two paddles and two poles for $11. We made camp early, only making about 13 miles today. Before we retired we opened the articles that got wet and laid them out in the sun. I also ordered some of the men to repair the canoes. Luckily the articles were not as damaged as I thought. I hired another hand to travel with us as for as Wheeling. My camp is about two miles away from the line that divides Virginia and Pennsylvania and on the west of that the state of Ohio. The water is so low and clear that we can see many fish. We crave all of the beautiful sturgeon, bass and pike....so we set to the task of sharpening spears the Indian way to go fishing.
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1908 In Fort Myer, Orville Wright Makes the First Airplane Flight in the State of Virginia For Myer, Virginia Orville Wright Aviation History Historic Firsts Virginia Historical Society

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