We are still technically in a bucket with a Uranian handle but the bucket is splitting as shown by the pink triad at Sagittarius, so things are not uniform but rather helter skelter and tossed about.  Uranus is opposite Mercury and Venus that are partile in the seventh house suggesting this is a good time for making friends and being pleasant.  Electronics and new age things are bubbling about and our dreams are suggesting new ideas and courses to take.  Things that are ending are going out on a good note as we are accepting this transformations because they are not psychically upsetting.  but that will not last, so enjoy it will you can.

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Ohio

Ohio is known as the “Buckeye State” on account of the prevalence of the buckeye (Aesculus glabra). The state was originally covered with a dense forest mostly of hardwood timber, and although the merchantable portion of this has been practically all cut away, there are still undergrowths of young timber and a great variety of trees.

The white oak is the most common, but there are thirteen other varieties of oak, six of hickory, five of ash, five of poplar, five of pine, three of elm, three of birch, two of locust and two of cherry. Beech, black walnut, butternut, chestnut, catalpa, hemlock and tamarack trees are also common.

Among native fruits are the blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, cranberry, wild plum and pawpaw ( Asimina triloba).Buttercups, violets, anemones, spring beauties, trilliums, arbutus, orchids, columbine, laurel, honeysuckle, goldenrod and asters are common wild flowers, and of ferns there are many varieties.

 

Soil

In the driftless area, the S.E. part of the state, the soil is largely a decomposition of the underlying rocks, and its fertility varies according to their composition; there is considerable limestone in the E. central portion, and this renders the soil very productive. In the valleys also are strips covered with a fertile alluvial deposit.

In the other parts of the state the soil is composed mainly of glacial drift, and is generally deep and fertile. It is deeper and more fertile, however, in the basins of the Great Miami and Little Miami rivers, where there is a liberal mixture of decomposed limestone and where extensive areas with a clay subsoil are covered with alluvial deposits.

North of the lower course of the Maumee river is a belt of sand, but Ohio drift generally contains a large mixture of clay.  It has fertile lands and ranks high as an agricultural state — per Encyclopaedia Britannica 1911.

Mineral Products

The mineral wealth of Ohio consists largely of bituminous coal and petroleum, but the state also ranks high in the production of natural gas, sandstone, limestone, grindstone, lime and gypsum. The coal fields, comprising a total area of 10,000 sq. m. or more, are in the E. half of the state. Coal was discovered here as early as 1770, and the mining of it was begun not later than 1828, but no accurate account of the output was kept until 1872, in which year it was 5,315,294 short tons; this was increased to 18,988,150 short tons in 1900, and to 26,270,639 short tons in 1908 – in 1907 it was 32,142,419 short tons.

There are 29 counties in which coal is produced, but 81.4% of it in 1908 came from Belmont, Athens, Jefferson, Guernsey, Perry, Hocking, Tuscarawas and Jackson counties. Two of the most productive petroleum fields of the United States are in part in Ohio; the Appalachian field in the E. and S. parts of the state, and the Lima-Indiana field in the N.W. part.

Some petroleum was obtained in the S.E. as early as 1859, but the state’s output was comparatively small until after petroleum was discovered in the N.W. in 1884; in 1883 the output was only L7,632 barrels, four years later it was 5,022,632 barrels, and in 1896 it was 23,941,169 barrels, or 39% of the total output in the United States.

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