Columbus Uncovered: Fascinating, Real-Life Stories About Unusual People, Places & Things in Ohio's Capital City

Columbus Uncovered: Fascinating, Real-Life Stories About Unusual People, Places & Things in Ohio's Capital City

by John Clark

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Overview

A long-lost, world-class amusement park … huge replicas of the world’s biggest wonders … a 1903 stage play with eight galloping horses. Columbus has had its share of odd attractions over the years. And scandals, too - the fake drug that led to the formation of the Food and Drug Administration … the 19th century pharmacist who loved to sunbathe nude atop his castle … the early visit of an airship that led to a riot. And many curiosities are still with us today – a neighborhood with 50 Frank Lloyd Wright-style homes … a blind, high school marching band … a company that makes burglar-proof burial vaults. Columbus Uncovered reveals dozens of the most-unusual chapters in our city’s history. You’ll find them all fascinating.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619845664
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
Publication date: 10/06/2019
Pages: 202
Sales rank: 627,356
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

John Clark is a magazine editor, tour guide and author of Columbus Uncovered: Fascinating, Real-Life Stories about Unusual People, Places & Things in Ohio's Capital City. As a former broadcast journalist with a keen interest in offbeat topics, John brings stories to life with a smart, casual style that keeps you turning the pages. John and his wife Jan moved to their adopted hometown in 1992, quickly settling into Columbus' premiere historic district, German Village. His past works have included history books, magazine articles and video documentaries about this celebrated, urban immigrant neighborhood. And he has received numerous local and state awards for his writing and producing. John works out of his favorite neighborhood coffee shop and occasionally at the couple's 150-year-old brick cottage, where his three-year-old Shih Tzu mix, Ruby, keeps him company. John and Jan, a former Mr. & Miss Third Grade in their native southern Kentucky, enjoy world travel and socializing with friends and neighbors.

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