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Starbucks City Mug Ohio - River Steamboat

Ohio is a state in the Midwestern United States. Ohio is the 34th most extensive, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus. The name "Ohio" originated from Iroquois word ohi-yo’, meaning "great river". The state, originally partitioned from the Northwest Territory, was admitted to the Union as the 17th state on March 1, 1803. Although there are conflicting narratives regarding the origin of the nickname, Ohio is historically known as the "Buckeye State". The government of Ohio is composed of the executive branch, led by the Governor; the legislative branch, which comprises the Ohio General Assembly; and the judicial branch, which is led by the Supreme Court. Currently, Ohio occupies 18 seats in the United States House of Representatives. Ohio is known for its status as both a swing state and a bellwether in national elections.

Steamboat - the first steamboat to travel on the Ohio River was named the New Orleans. Although not as well-constructed as later vessels, it managed to steam its way from Pittsburgh to the city of New Orleans in 1811. Within the next few years, many additional steamboats were built in the East. Probably the most famous builder was Robert Fulton, who often receives credit for inventing the steamboat. In reality, other entrepreneurs were also involved in building steamboats during this era. Steamboats revolutionized river travel during the first half of the nineteenth century. Although early Ohioans used the Ohio River to transport agricultural goods and manufactured products even prior to the invention of the steamboat, certainly their advent made travel easier. The steam engine meant that humans no longer had to power the boat themselves, and movement upstream became much easier. As a result of this new technology, river travel increased even more over time. Although steamboats were most common on the Ohio River, they utilized other waterways as well. The Muskingum River, with the help of a series of locks and dams, was the only river within Ohio that steamboats could access. Beginning in the 1850s, railroads provided competition for the Ohio River trade but never replaced it entirely. In the twentieth century, barges carrying coal and other materials replaced steamboats. Now steamboats are primarily a tourist attraction, carrying passengers on short trips along the river.

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Cznack   10 May 2012


mug finder   25 Nov 2012

I am a US Army Officer deployed to Afghanistan and have started a pet project called Operation Starbucks.The project is to decorate the Medical Task Force headquarters and patient wards with US Starbucks icon mugs from across the country. It is a great way to brighten up the facilities and bring a little piece of home here to Afghanistan. We started this project by asking family members to donate a mug from their local area and I am now reaching out to other collectors. We invite donors to write a little note that will be placed inside the mug.We currently have roughly 30 mugs either on hand or promised from various individuals. We are hoping to obtain as many different mugs as possible during our tour here in Afghanistan. Below is a list of all the US icon mugs to date and which ones are currently on hand or promised.• UNITED STATES of AMERICA (51) 1. Alaska--state mug -- On Hand2. Arizona--state mug -- On Hand3. Atlanta, Georgia -- Promised4. Austin, Texas -- On Hand5. Boston, Massachusetts -- On Hand6. California--state mug -- On Hand7. Charlotte, North Carolina8. Chicago, Illinois 9. Cleveland, Ohio 10. Colorado--state mug -- Promised11. Dallas, Texas12. Denver, Colorado 13. Detroit, Michigan 14. Florida--state mug 15. Fort Worth, Texas16. Hamptons, New York 17. Hawaii--state mug -- On Hand18. Houston, Texas19. Indianapolis, Indiana -- On Hand20. Jacksonville, Florida21. Las Vegas, Nevada -- Promised22. Lake Tahoe, Nevada23. Los Angeles, California -- Promised24. Memphis, Tennessee -- On Hand25. Miami, Florida -- On Hand26. Nashville, Tennessee -- Promised27. New Mexico--state mug -- On Hand28. New Orleans, Louisiana29. New York--state mug -- On Hand30. North Carolina--state mug 31. Ohio--state mug 32. Orange County, California -- On Hand33. Orlando, Florida -- Promised34. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- On Hand35. Phoenix, Arizona -- On Hand36. Pike Place Market, Washington37. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- On Hand38. Portland, Oregon39. Sacramento, California 40. San Antonio, Texas41. San Diego, California 42. San Francisco, California -- On Hand43. Seattle I, Washington44. Seattle II, Washington45. St. Louis, Missouri -- On Hand46. Tampa, Florida -- Promised47. Twin Cities, Minnesota -- On Hand48. Utah--state mug49. Waikiki, Hawaii50. Washington D.C.--city -- On Hand51. Puerto RicoIf you or someone you know are interested in supporting this project you can contact me at

elle   13 May 2014

I have extra mugs 2008 global icon edition: germany, madrid, thailand, phuket, bangkok, pattaya, chiang mai, china, macao and hong kong.
i accept all 2008 global icon edition
if someone is interested to trade one or more mug please email me at:
thanks to all muggers/traders