Before the British came into Piquarawr’s clay, Natives lived in this clay. In 1747, the British built the village of Fort Pickawillanyball around the area around Modern-day Piquarawr. In 1752 an Odawa chief attacked Fort Pickawillanyball along with French troops, after this attack the British and Miami abandoned the area. The British regained this clay after they won the Seven Years War . Then the American Revolution happened, and after American victory, USAball got this clay as a reward. In 1795, most of the natives left to Missouriball, leaving the population to be largely White. Then Piqua was settled as two separate communities, Upper Piqua and Lower Piqua, but the two villages merged in 1800. Then in 1807, he got incorporated into USAball. When the War of 1812 was happening, Piquarawr was used as a stop for the soldiers and their supplies moving to the north. The Miami and Erie Canal was started being constructed in 1825, and finished 20 years later in 1845. It is a former canal going from Cincinnatiball to Toledoball, and it passed through Piquarawr. The former slave-populated community of RossvilleRawr became part of Piquarawr in 1846. Most of the former slaves went to settle in RumleyRawr. During the American Civil War , Piquarawr found itself on The Union's side. Starting in the late 1800's and throughout the 20th century, Piquarawr was a major center for underwear manufacturing. In 1913 there was a flooding that deeply affected Piquarawr, this flood was known as the Great Dayton Flood and it killed about 360 people and costed areas affected by it 100,000,000 💵 US dollars. This flood also resulted in the abandonment of the Miami and Erie Canal. During World War I , there was a boat named after Piquarawr in the navy. It was called the 🚢 USS Piqua. Piquarawr began a nuclear power plant that operated from 1962 to 1966, leading them to be nicknamed "The Atomic City". In 1970, the first mall in Piquarawr opened. It's called Miami Valley Crossing (It used to be called Piqua East Mall). They renovated it in the late-90's. In 1988, they made an annual underwear festival that was disbanded shortly after. The reason that is was cancelled is because of the demolition of an underwear factory formerly owned by Medalist-Allen A. He was from the Atlas Underwear Company. Also in 1988, the other mall in Piquarawr, Miami Valley Centre Mall, opened. It remodeled in the mid-90's. In 1997, the first Captain Underpants book was published by Scholastic. The book was written by Dav Pilkey. The series took place in Piquarawr's clay, making Piquarawr a little bit more popular. Right now, there are 12 books, a movie, a Netflix original series, and spin-offs all contributing to Piquarawr's (slight) popularity. Recently in 2018, in the Miami Valley Centre Mall, the Elder-Beerman there closed. Sears plans to close their store in said mall later in 2019. It is still just your everyday American city.
Piqua is thought the be from a Shawnee phrase. It is "Othath-He-Waugh-Pe-Qua". It means "He has risen from the ashes" relating to one of the Shawnee folk stories. It was associated with the Pekowi division of the Shawnees. They eventually got known as the Piqua.
- Daytonball: That flood was horrible! I hope that you’re okayings, brother.
- Troyball (Ohio): Just ‘cuz I hatings yous in football doesn’t mean I don’t feelings bad for youings in flood.
- Canadaball: My grand-uncle. I have your coffee place, Tim Hortons! Many thanks!
- USAball: My grandpa.
- OhioRawr: My dad. Also can into RAWR!
- United Kingdomball: My great-grandpa.
- Clermont CountyRawr (Ohio): Can into RAWR!
- TampaRawr: Can into RAWR too!
- NepalRawr: Also can into RAWR!
- NantucketRawr: Again, can into RAWR!
- ReichRawr: Obvious. (Can into RAWR!)
- Dav Pilkey: MADE ME (kind of) FAMOUS!!! MANY THANK YOUS!!!
- ISISball: STOPINGS OF MURDERINGS PEOPLES!!!
- Troyball (Ohio) (in football): I’m better at football than yous!
- North Koreaball: STOPINGS OF TRYINGS TO NUKINGS PEOPLES!!!
- Soviet Unionball: Is of dead, but still of COMMUNIST!
- Piquaball (Kentucky): Name stealer!
- If you look at Google Maps, you can find out that Piquarawr has Tim Hortons in his clay, which is weird, considering that Tim Hortons is mostly found in Canadaball.
- The creator of the Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey, chose this city for the series, due to Piquarawr having a short-lived underpants festival, and it’s history of underwear manufacturing.
- There is another city in Kentuckyball named "Piqua", but it was not inspired by Piquarawr, rather, it was named after the Piqua ( Pekowi) tribe of the Shawnees.
How to Draw
- Just draw Ohiorawr.
- Write “Piqua” on it.
- Draw the eyes and you’re finished!