Portsmouth, Ohio

Aerial view of downtown Portsmouth
1847 map showing the location of the Portsmouth Earthworks northeast of Portsmouth.
A painting of the confluence of the Ohio and Scioto rivers, showing the dissected plateau terrain and the Carl D. Perkins Bridge. Artist Herb Roe
Portsmouth City Hall
Scioto County Courthouse
The U.S. Grant Bridge crossing the Ohio River from Portsmouth, Ohio to Greenup County, Kentucky.
A nightly view of the newly built U.S. Grant Bridge carrying U.S. 23 over the Ohio River.
Massie Hall is the first and oldest building at Shawnee State University
Mural in the new high school of the school mascot Trojans. Artist Herb Roe
Clark Athletic Complex
Portsmouth Notre Dame HS
The façade of the historic Columbia Music Hall, the only portion remaining after a fire in 2007, rebuilt in 2012 as the open air Columbia 
Music Arena.
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City in and the county seat of Scioto County, Ohio, United States.

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Ohio and Erie Canal

Canal constructed during the 1820s and early 1830s in Ohio.

Map of a portion of the canal route in the Cuyahoga Valley
Graph showing the annual expenditures and revenues accrued to the State of Ohio by the Ohio and Erie Canal from 1827 to 1903.
Restored canal boat
Towpath bridge across the Innerbelt in downtown Akron.
Restored canal Twelve Mile Lock 38, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Peninsula Lock 29, Peninsula Aqueduct steel trusses over Cuyahoga River in background.
Deep Lock 28 as it existed in 1985

It connected Akron with the Cuyahoga River near its outlet on Lake Erie in Cleveland, and a few years later, with the Ohio River near Portsmouth.

Scioto County, Ohio

County located along the Ohio River in the south central region of the U.S. state of Ohio.

A nighttime view of the newly built U.S. Grant Bridge carrying U.S. 23 over the Ohio River into downtown Portsmouth from Kentucky
Map of Scioto County, with municipal and township labels

Its county seat is Portsmouth.

Appalachian Ohio

Bioregion and political unit in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Ohio, characterized by the western foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the Appalachian Plateau.

Appalachian Ohio, shaded in green, shown within Appalachia.
Map showing 2012 ARC economic designations for Appalachian Ohio.

Portsmouth Population: 20,226 Scioto County

U.S. Route 23

Major north–south U.S. Highway between Jacksonville, Florida, and Mackinaw City, Michigan.

Pound Gap, where the highway crosses from Virginia to Kentucky
US 23 in Pike County south of Pikeville
US 23 near Marion
Northern terminus of US 23, Mackinaw City, MI
A US 23 shield used in Florida prior to 1993
The U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum in Paintsville is dedicated to the country musicians who grew up near US 23

It is an original 1926 route which originally reached only as far south as Portsmouth, Ohio, and has since been extended.

Scioto River

River in central and southern Ohio more than 231 miles in length.

Map of the Scioto River watershed
In western Hardin County, within 1 mi of its source
The Scioto River at Chillicothe
Scioto River in Columbus, Ohio
The Scioto River near South Bloomfield

It rises in Hardin County just north of Roundhead, Ohio, flows through Columbus, Ohio, where it collects its largest tributary, the Olentangy River, and meets the Ohio River at Portsmouth.

Hopewell tradition

Ancient pre-Columbian Native American civilization that flourished in settlements along rivers in the northeastern and midwestern Eastern Woodlands from 100 BCE to 500 CE, in the Middle Woodland period.

Hopewell mounds from the Mound City Group in Ohio
Crab Orchard culture
Miller and Copena cultures
Map of the archaeological cultures of Ohio
Artists conception of the summer solstice sunrise at the Shriver Circle with the Mound City Group to the left
Sinnissippi Mounds, Sinnissippi Park, Sterling, Illinois
Carved mica hand, Hopewell Mounds
Serpent effigy, Turner Group, Mound 4, Little Miami Valley, OH
Hopewell pipe, points, and earspool on display at Serpent Mound
Gorgets and points from the Adena culture, found at Serpent Mound
Raven effigy pipe, Mound City
Otter effigy pipe, Mound City
Bird figure, Tremper Mounds
Copper spider(?) from a Ross County mound
Bird head carved on bone, Hopewell Mounds
Repoussé copper falcon, Mound City
Repoussé copper falcon at American Museum of Natural History
Pot with a bird design, Hopewell site

The greatest concentration of Hopewell ceremonial sites is in the Scioto River Valley (from Columbus to Portsmouth, Ohio) and adjacent Paint Creek valley, centered on Chillicothe, Ohio.

Shawnee State University

Verne Riffe Center for the Arts
Massie Hall, looking southwest
Clark Memorial Library
Student housing

Shawnee State University (SSU) is a public university in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit.

Billy Sims (No. 20) rushing the ball against the Los Angeles Rams on September 7, 1980
The Lions, seen here during the 2007 Thanksgiving game against their division rival Green Bay Packers, have played on Thanksgiving since 1934.
Calvin Johnson
Bobby Layne
Barry Sanders
Charlie Sanders
Joe Schmidt
Doak Walker
Dan Campbell (pictured in 2011), is the current head coach of the Detroit Lions
Map of radio affiliates

The franchise was founded in Portsmouth, Ohio as the Portsmouth Spartans and joined the NFL on July 12, 1930.

James Mitchell Ashley

American politician and abolitionist.

Photograph of Ashley

In 1848, the burly six-foot tall youth settled in Portsmouth, Ohio, where he became a journalist—first at the Portsmouth Dispatch and later editor of the Portsmouth Democrat. The following year, 1849, he was admitted to the Ohio Bar but did not practice.

Ohio River

981 mi long river in the United States.

Steamboat Morning Star, a Louisville and Evansville mail packet, in 1858.
Built between 1847 and 1849, the Wheeling Suspension Bridge was the first bridge across the river and a crucial part of the National Road.
Cave-in-rock, view on the Ohio (circa 1832, Cave-In-Rock, Illinois): aquatint by Karl Bodmer from the book Maximilian, Prince of Wied's Travels in the Interior of North America, during the years 1832–1834
Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant, West Virginia which collapsed into the Ohio River on December 15, 1967, killing 46 people.
A barge heads east on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky.
The confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers is at Cairo, Illinois.
The Ohio River as seen from Fredonia, Indiana.
Natural-color satellite image of the Wabash-Ohio confluence.
Lawrenceburg, Indiana, is one of many towns that use the Ohio as a shipping avenue.
Glacial Lake Ohio
The Allegheny River, left, and Monongahela River join to form the Ohio River at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the largest metropolitan area on the river.
Louisville, Kentucky, The deepest point of the Ohio River is a scour hole just below Cannelton locks and dam (river mile 720.7).
A barge hauls coal in the Louisville and Portland Canal, the only artificial portion of the Ohio River.
Cincinnati skyline showing the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge to Covington, Kentucky.
Carl Perkins Bridge in Portsmouth, Ohio with Ohio River and Scioto River tributary on right.
The Ohio River seen at Sciotoville, from the "Geography of Ohio," 1923

Portsmouth, Ohio, to Markland Locks and Dam, Kentucky