- 1:54 pm - Thursday, Apr 11, 2013
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Bet you didn’t know April 11 was a Columbus holiday.
Once upon a time (in 1914, when these ads ran in The Columbus Dispatch), April 11 was “bock day” — “bock” being a type of ale. Learn more about it in the Dispatch’s “Look Back” blog!
- 4:45 pm - Friday, Jan 4, 2013
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Anyone traveling on Rt. 315 in Columbus can see the giant, ever-growing cluster of medical centers near where Olentangy River Road meets North Broadway.
In 1955, not only was there no 315, but this house was all that stood where you would now find the colossal Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Read more at The Dispatch’s “Look Back” blog
- 11:40 am - Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012
The country can congratulate itself that in spite of the past four years (a boom time), basic business conditions were never sounder than they are now.
- 3:30 pm - Friday, Sep 21, 2012
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From the Dispatch “Look Back” blog…
Johnny Cash was in town 42 years ago this month to perform at the Ohio State Fair. The singer and his wife were so popular that they overcame the American antipathy to monarchy in being named the royal family of the fair. The original caption read:
Country-western star Johnny Cash and wife June Carter, were officially proclaimed the royal family of the 1970 Ohio State Fair Friday as Governor Rhodes, right, presented them with a plaque bearing the Great Seal of Ohio. Fair Manager Jerry Kaltenbach congratulates Mr. Cash.
- 10:28 am - Friday, Aug 17, 2012
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From the Dispatch archives…
The cycloratio, latest development in pedal transportation, as demonstrated by a British lassie to the amusement of a London bobbie. The cycle made its appearance at the fourth annual Lightweight Cycle Show in London.
The photo, taken in 1935, is part of the Acme photo collection, which The Columbus Dispatch acquired in 1989. Our librarians regularly post their favorite Acme finds on their “Look Back” blog at Dispatch.com.