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Downtown and Franklinton Full Documentary

WOSU’s Emmy® award-winning series focuses on Franklinton, the frontier settlement on the Scioto River that would anchor a community that became the state capital and a center for commerce, government, and education. Also in this story: Lucas Sullivant’s pioneering vision; life in the new capital city; how canals, railroads, and The National Road fueled Columbus’s spectacular growth; the dangerous work of a conductor on the Underground Railroad; and how the city was re-imagined after devastating floods.

Also, learn the story “behind” the library fountain; see how faith communities responded to the great crises of their times, and experience what it’s like to live today as an urban pioneer in downtown Columbus.