“A delightful read . . . Zurcher chooses his anecdotes well, balancing scandalous murder mysteries and the truly odd with lighter fare about Ohio’s famous inventors and funniest first achievements.” — Akron Life Magazine
Ohio history can get pretty strange! From the author of the popular offbeat travel guide “Ohio Oddities”, here are 75 equally odd tales of Ohio’s most remarkable people, places, and events.
Learn why residents of Blueball, Ohio, erected a monument to a pig. Witness the birth of the inflatable airplane in Akron. Revisit Ohio’s last public whipping, near Dayton. Find out if Ohio really was bombed by the Japanese in World War II. Read about Ashtabula’s famed Headless Chicken, who lived without his noggin for 38 days . . . the world’s first recorded automobile accident . . . the man who invented disposable diapers . . .
A real treat for anyone who enjoys Ohio history with a twist.