In Marion, President Warren G. Harding is commemorated by the President Harding Home and Museum and by the Harding Memorial, a white marble monument containing Harding’s grave. The Thomas A. Edison Birthplace, in Milan, preserves the red brick home where the famous inventor spent his early boyhood. Visitors may take guided tours through the great tire and rubber plants in Akron. Carillon Historical Park in Dayton includes exhibits illustrating history, transportation, and invention. At the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, is the Air Force Museum and the most complete collection of aeronautical equipment in the United States. The National Professional Football Hall of Fame is in Canton. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is in Cleveland.
Fine artists and craftspeople show their works each June at the Crosby Festival of the Arts, Ohio’s largest outdoor art show. In August Twinsburg, the only city named after twins (early settlers Aaron and Moses Wilcox), celebrates the distinction with a twins festival.
Ohio has several major-league professional sports teams, including the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds (baseball), the Cincinnati Bengals (football), and the Cleveland Cavaliers (basketball). Famous golf courses are located in the Akron and Columbus areas. Ohio State University is noted for the excellence of its sports teams. In 1996 the owner of the Cleveland Browns football team moved the team to Maryland, where it played as the Baltimore Ravens. The National Football League reserved the Browns name for a future Cleveland franchise. Ohio has also contributed to the world of sports by way of nationally recognized participants. Figure skater Scott Hamilton, basketball players John Havlicek and Jerry Lucas, golfers Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf, and track star Edwin Moses are all from Ohio. "Ohio" © Emmanuel BUCHOT, Encarta, Wikipedia
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