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Sells Brothers Circus

Learn about the history of the Sells Brothers Circus, which was based in Columbus in the late 1800s and made its winter quarters in an unincorporated area called Sellsville.

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The Circus Comes to Town

Learn about Columbus’s “Sellsville,” and meet “Diavolo”, a bicycle daredevil who thrilled thousands

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Eastgate Celebrates Centennial With Walking Tour

The home of David Nelson, Sr., the first settler in what is know Eastgate on Nelson Road.

Columbus’ Eastgate neighborhoods which is selecting 100 years, was originally settled by a Revolutionary War veteran.

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Early Entertainment in Columbus

On this episode of Columbus Neighborhoods, we’ll take a look at some of the early forms of entertainment in Columbus. Learn about the history of the Sells Brothers Circus, take a tour of the Circus House and find out about an amusement park that used to call Clintonville home.

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Web Exclusive: Sellsville Map

Brent Davis of WOSU Public Media visits the Ohio History Connection to look at a map of Sellsville, the winter headquarters for the Sells Brothers Circus that housed a diverse population in the late 1800s.

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