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From: HERMON B FAGLEY <>
Subject: SW Ohio has no mountians, no nobs; Valley's only.
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 18:26:26 -0500
Cincinnati's called the "City of Seven Hills". We have places named
Mt Healthy, Mt Zion,Mt Pleasant, MT HOLLY, Back bone hill;Bald point
hill, etc. etc
SW ohio was leveled by glaciers. About the area west of RT 41,in Adams
Any hills ,mountians,or nobs were leveled,and we are roughly a tableland.
But that was so long ago, we have eroded deep valleys along the creeks
and Ohio River.
The latter is the deepest valley, with,on average the steepest hills, and
the southen reaches of
creeks emptying into it. Gradually,the valleys of the creeks become
Say they had 400 foot valleys vear the river,and 40 foot valley's in
their headwaters. And the
hillsides go from very steep,to farmable on the headwaters. Oh,the 1850
era poor German
immigration farmed,or planted vineyards on very steep slopes along the
From the same valley,to the same tableland,but a mile apart may be
hills [roads] called
Short Hill and Gee Hill,etc. Just different routes up the hill. At no
place can you view mountians,
but from the valley's,you see the steep hills,and from the edge of the
tableland, you view a
valley. A home advertized having a view,is looking down at a valley,or in
the valley,looking at the
hillsides. No mountians. No nobs. Roughly, west of
Cincinnati-Columbus-Cleveland was covered by
glacier. East of that line may be small mountians,or much more rolling
land. West is mostly fields
in grain; east is mostly pastures,and woods,and strip coal mines,.etc
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