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Curious Cbus: Gahanna’s Name Origin

Curious Cbus answers the question, “Is the city of Gahanna really named after hell?” Photos courtesy: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Franklin County Engineers

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From the Vault: Velma West

Discover the story of Velma West, one of the most notorious murderers in Ohio, and her days on the lam. We visit the Ohio History Connection archives to learn more.

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Infamous Columbus Characters

Historians Ed Lentz and Doreen Uhas Sauer discuss the villains who ruled the underbelly of Columbus. From a rich snake-oil salesman to the Lord of the Badlands, find out about the characters who skirted the law. Photos courtesy: The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Detroit Publishing Co., Library of Congress, Ohio History Connection

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Battiste LaFleur Galleria

Since 1940, the Battiste family has been in the business of flowers. Now the next generation continues the family tradition at Battiste LaFleur Galleria, on the east side of Columbus.

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Florence Kenyon Hayden Rector

Florence Kenyon Hayden Rector (1882–1973) enrolled at The Ohio State University in 1901 and was one of the first female architects in Ohio. She was also the only female architect practicing in Central Ohio between 1900 and 1930. Kenyon Hayden Rector was active in the women’s suffrage movement on local and national levels.

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