Posted Wednesday, February 1, 2012
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Clermont County is located in southern Ohio, about 20 minutes from Cincinnati. The eighteenth president of the United States - Ulysses S. Grant - is a native son, born in the city of Point Pleasant. Clermont County is also the birthplace of Ohio's first paper mill. In the 19th century the county was the site of many routes on the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses used by runaway slaves on their way to Canada.
Clermont County Government Portal
Clermont County Visitors Bureau
Clermont County: Freedom Trail
Clermont Freedom Trail itinerary
Clermont Today 2011 June Cardboard Boat Race (six-minute video)
Clermont County: Can You Make Cardboard Float?
Cardboard boat regatta images
Images for cardboard boats
Whitehouse.gov: Ulysses S Grant Biography
Wikipedia: Ulysses S. GrantGrant birthplace
US GenWeb Project: Christian Waldschmidt's Paper Mill
Social studies, geography, language arts. Classroom lessons and activities for grades 3 to 8 for the Underground Railroad and the Freedom Trail.
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