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Re: Buckeye as Ohio's state emblem

I published a short piece on this topic a few years ago:
Timothy G. Anderson, "Buckeye." In Richard Sisson, Christian Zacher and Andrew Cayton, eds., The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia (Indiana University Press, 2007), 122.

Timothy G. Anderson
Department of Geography, Ohio University

Buckeye as Ohio's state emblem

Hello All,

I am beginning research on the history of the buckeye tree as a state symbol of Ohio.  I am particualrly interested in the early history regarding how early Ohioans viewed the buckeye and how it became the stock symbol of Ohio.  Does anyone know of any publications on this topic?  Any suggestions would be helpful.



Joshua Jeffers

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis


Ohio history scholarship, November 2014

[I'll start posting bibliography on a monthly or semimonthly basis. The list for November 2014 is all articles. JM]

Recent Ohio history scholarship, November 2014

Arndt, Leann K. “From the Stacks.” Missouri Historical Review 108, no. 2 (January 2014): 141–44. Biography of photographer and Ohio native Jacob Baumgardner (1870-1942), who moved to Missouri in 1912.

Bernier, Robert. “Ultimate Racing Machines.” Aviation History 24, no. 3 (January 2014): 14–15. Describes airplanes that raced at the 1932 National Air Races in Cleveland.