National Geographic : 1932 May
Photograph by Jacob Bayer SOUTH BASS ISLAND HARVESTS THE FRUIT OF THE VINE Ohio's grape industry began more than o100years ago, when Nicholas Longworth developed the Catawba variety. First centering around Cin cinnati, it moved later, after the vines were killed, to the southern shore of Lake Erie, where soil and climatic conditions favored it. Peaches also flourish in this lake belt. Photograph by James A.G.Davey THE HOME OF THE"FOUNDER AND FATHER OF OHIO" The Marietta house of Gen. Rufus Putnam, leader ofthe group which made the first permanent settlement inOhio, in1788, iscompletely inclosed for preservation within a costly modern building. The oldest existing home in the State, it formed part of one ofthe blockhouses ofthe Campus Martius, as the settlers calledtheir stockade.