- 3:35 pm - Monday, Feb 13, 2012
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The first department store with escalators and air-conditioning (Lazarus), the first burger chain (White Castle), the first two-deck stadium (Ohio Stadium, which some complained would never be filled) and other little-known firsts are among the innovations Columbus’ bicentennial aims to celebrate.
P.S. Columbus was even home to The Peruna Drug Manufacturing Co., which made a cure-all tonic that was the nation’s best-seller for decades. Tests later found that the tonic was 28 percent alcohol.