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Driving with Darbee: Green Lawn Abbey Preservation

The majestic mausoleum that houses the remains of Thurston the Magician, mayors, tycoons and the brothers who started the Swisher Sweets Cigars company has been undergoing extensive preservation efforts. See how preserving the mausoleum is, in reality, preserving a way of life. Photos courtesy of: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Fred Pfening

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Caring for the Oldest Cemeteries in Columbus

What happens to forgotten cemeteries? This story examines the forces that change a cemetery, such as growing in size, being abandoned, being built over, or being removed or moved. Learn more about Columbus’ oldest cemeteries. Photos courtesy of: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio History Connection

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Archaeologists Look for Immigrants who Built Ohio Canal

The Ohio Canal brought prosperity to Columbus, but the workers who built it – especially those who died of plague-like diseases – have been long buried and forgotten. Cholera is still a worldwide concern, and experts learn about the disease by comparing past victims to effects of modern strains. In an effort to bring their […]

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Central Ohio Cemeteries

Archaeologists look for Irish Immigrants who died of cholera while building the Ohio Canal. Then, we’ll take a look at the care and tending of the oldest cemeteries in Columbus, plus Green Lawn Abbey preservation.

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Curious Cbus: Hilliard’s Cemetery Road

Through our Curious Cbus project, an audience member asked, “Where is the cemetery on Cemetery Road in Hilliard?”

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