The River And The Land
William Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
When William Henry Harrison arrived in Ohio in 1791, this was a plentiful land. Alive with thick forests and flowing streams, the region was home to animals such as buffalo, bear, elk, and wild turkey. The Ohio River, full of fish and clean, clear water, was every bit as bountiful.
Indians had lived on this land 15,000 years before its "discovery” by European explorers. Tribes like the Shawnee and the Miami considered the Ohio River sacred, believing that it was the center of the world. The Iroquois called the river "0-Y-0" meaning "Great River".
So much has changed since Harrison's time that it is hard to imagine what remains the same. Even the Ohio River has been transformed Once an untamed source of food, transportation and hardship, the Ohio is now controlled by a system of locks and dams. These changes have transformed the Ohio.
Erected by The Ohio History Connection.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included
Location. 39° 9.08′ N, 84° 45.145′ W. Marker is in North Bend, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Cliff Road 0.1 miles north of Bower Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 Cliff Rd, North Bend OH 45052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President Harrison (here, next to this marker); Harrison Tomb And Congress Green Cemetery (here, next to this marker); From Ensign To Captain (here, next to this marker); The Frontier Politician (here, next to this marker); Tippecanoe And Tyler Too! (here, next to this marker); Child Of The Revolution (here, next to this marker); Harrison's Resume (here, next to this marker); Life At North Bend (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Bend.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on February 22, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.