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Important People & Events

On February 11, 1847 Thomas Alva Edison was born in Milan, Ohio. For more on Thomas Edison see this external link: http://www.thomasedison.com

In the 1800s Erie County participants in the Underground Railroad helped lead southern slaves to freedom. For more on the Underground Railroad go to this external link: http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/underground/oh6.htm

The nation’s first woman jury was impaneled in Erie County Common Pleas Court on August 26, 1920.

Sandusky's Cedar Point Amusement Park currently holds the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most roller coasters of any amusement park, and also boasts more rides overall than any other amusement park. For more information go to: (external site) http://www.cedarpoint.com