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Ohio: An All-American for the Nation

As the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents, the almighty hot-dog and the celebrated Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ohio is truly an All-American state. But it is Ohio’s strong transportation and manufacturing industries that make it an All-American for the nation. One of the nation’s oldest railroads, the Baltimore and Ohio, was constructed in 1825 and Ohio’s railroads have been delivering steel and raw materials used by factories and mills ever since. Freight rail hauls the coal, iron ore and limestone used in steel production, and pretty much anything needed to build or operate an automobile is within easy reach by rail.