‘Freedom’s Heroes’ Monument Unveiled
In May 1892, family and friends of Ohio abolitionist and minister John Rankin and his wife, Jean, paid tribute to the couple who helped more than 2,000 people find freedom.
The Rike’s Toy Parade Tradition
Between 1923 and 1942, Dayton’s Rike-Kumler Co. department store hosted a colorful parade through the city to kick off the holiday shopping season. READ MORE >>
The Day the Chicago Cubs Played in Marion, Ohio
In September 1920, the Major League ballclub visited to face off against the hometown team of presidential candidate Warren G. Harding. READ MORE >>
The Discovery of the Johnstown Mastodon
In August 1926, a farmer in Johnstown, Ohio, unearthed the skeleton of a prehistoric mastodon. It went on to have a second life at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. READ MORE >>