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1785 The Geographer of the United States led a team of surveyors through this area, the first part of the Northwest Territory to be systematically surveyed.
1797 Bezaleel Wells established Steubenville, one of the earliest towns in the region.
1814 Quakers built the Ohio Yearly Meeting House in Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson County. The large structure can hold more than 2,000 people.
1839 George Armstrong Custer born in New Rumley, Harrison County. He was a union general in the Civil War. Indians defeated and killed Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.
1861-1865 The family of the "Fighting McCooks" served in the Civil War. Two brothers, from Carroll and Jefferson Counties, and their 13 sons fought for the union: four died in battle, seven became generals.
1880 Abundant coal supplies spurred the growth of industry in the region, especially glass, iron, and steel. Steel making is a major industry to this day.
1900 The East Liverpool, Columbiana County, potteries were at their peak. The industry declined after the Great Depression of 1929-1939, but lives on at the Ohio Historical Society's Museum of Ceramics.
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