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Carrying Coal to Columbus: Mining the Hocking Valley

Discover the history of Peter Hayden and the empire he built out of tile and coal, mined in the Hocking Valley and transported to Columbus via rail. Photos courtesy of: Hocking County Historical Society, Nyla Vollmer, Bruce Warner, David Meyers, Ohio History Connection and Columbus Metropolitan Library

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Columbus’ Railroad History

On this episode, join us for stories from Columbus’ railroad history. Learn about local industry, explore the Canal Winchester Railroad depot, see a currently operating railroad and discover the history of Columbus native Granville T. Woods, who invented dozens of devices that improved railroad safety.

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Columbus’ Railroad History Preview

Next time, join us for stories from Columbus’ railroad history. Learn about local industry, explore the Canal Winchester Railroad depot, see a currently operating railroad and discover the history of Columbus native Granville T. Woods, who invented dozens of devices that improved railroad safety. Watch at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 on WOSU TV.

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Brown Pet Cemetery

Discover the little-known story of an old pet cemetery in Columbus. The remarkable woman who helps care for the cemetery shares some must-see headstones.

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Local Hangouts Preview

Next time on Columbus Neighborhoods, we’ll take a look at different local hangouts in Central Ohio, past and present. Learn the history of a beloved soda fountain, a flower competition, historic high school fraternities and sororities and more. Watch at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6 on WOSU TV.

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