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James Howard Snook was a member of the U.S. Olympic Pistol Team, which won a Gold Medal at the 1920 Olympics. He later became a veterinarian and professor at The Ohio State University. He invented the snook hook, a surgical instrument which is still…

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Gravesite of Dr. Lincoln Goodale, the first physician in Columbus. During the War of 1812, he volunteered and served as an assistant surgeon for the United States Army. Goodale was known for his charity in providing medical assistance to the poor. He…

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Gravesite of World War I "Ace of Aces" Eddie V. Rickenbacker. Rickenbacker grew up in the home shown above, 1334 E. Livingston Ave.

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William Dennison, Jr. was a Whig and Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 24th Governor of Ohio and as U.S. Postmaster General in the Cabinet of President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. Dennison was the son-in-law of…

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Gravesite of author and humorist James Thurber

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Joseph Jeffrey founded the Jeffrey Manufacturing Company in 1887. By the early 1900s, Jeffrey was one of the largest manufacturers of coal mining equipment.

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Gravesite of Lucas Sullivant, founder of Franklinton. In the spring of 1795, Sullivant was appointed by the government to survey the lands close to the state of Virginia. He and his team of men entered the land now called Franklin County. It was…

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Front Text : "Green Lawn Cemetery"
Landscape architect Howard Daniels designed the original portion of Green Lawn Cemetery in 1848. Noted Columbus architect Frank Packard designed Green Lawn's Chapel mausoleum, the Hayden family mausoleum, and the…

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Orange Johnson arrived in Worthington Ohio in August 1814. He was a skilled hornsmith, farmer, businessman, banker, and real estate investor. He sold several real estate parcels to the railroads, including the site east of High Street where Union…

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Oscar Kelton was the son of Fernando and Sophia Kelton, prominent Columbus abolitionists. The Kelton House on East Town Street was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Oscar Kelton was killed in the Civil War in 1864.

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Gravesite of Peter Sells, owner of the Sells Brothers Circus. The circus operated near present-day site of the Lennox Shopping Center. The Sells mansion is still standing at 755 Dennison Ave. in the Short North.

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Rev. James Preston Poindexter became pastor of Second Baptist Church in 1858 after Second Baptist and the Anti-Slavery church merged. He joined the Underground Railroad shortly after coming to Columbus with his wife, Adella, in 1838. in 1880, he…

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Rev. Thomas Woodrow was the maternal grandfather of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. Rev. Woodrow was pastor of the Worthington Presbyterian Church and a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

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Gravesite of Rev. Washington Gladden, pastor of the First Congregational Church in Columbus. Gladden was a leader of the social gospel movement. He also served a term on the Columbus City Council and was a candidate for president of The Ohio State…

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Gravesite of Samuel Prescott Bush, former president of Buckeye Steel. He is the grandfather of President George H.W. Bush and the great granfather of President George W. Bush.
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