Rich in detail and filled with colorful characters, this historical guidebook provides a fascinating account of Columbus history.
In A Historical Guidebook to Old Columbus, photographer Lucy S. Wolfe and Columbus Dispatch columnist Bob Hunter shed light on the fascinating (if perhaps underrated) history of Columbus. Published to coincide with the city's bicentennial, this richly illustrated book offers a neighborhood by neighborhood tour of landmarks large and small, along with profiles of the people who inhabited them.
Careful readers will learn all manner of interesting tidbits and local lore, including where the great-grandfather of President George W. Bush lived, why Driving Park is called Driving Park, where Charles Dickens stayed when he visited Columbus (Yes! Charles Dickens visited Columbus!) and why you might have encountered roaming elephants in certain Columbus neighborhoods. There's even a chapter on the suburbs that includes a great overview of the history of Worthington.
Columbus is growing city, a city with plenty of potential and a bright future. From that vantage point, the past isn't something on which we often reflect; A Historical Guidebook to Old Columbus is the antidote to that. It's a treasure trove of information sure to engage anyone interested in learning more about the city's sometimes forgotten history.
Bob Hunter and Lucy S. Wolfe will be in Worthington on Wednesday, April 10, 2013!
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