What Makes Columbus, Ohio Unique? A Comprehensive Guide

Columbus, Ohio has been a haven for immigrants since its founding in 1812. This is seen in historic neighborhoods such as German Village, Italian Village, and Hungarian Village. We are home to more than 155,000 residents who were born in countries such as Bhutan, Somalia, India and Mexico, among others. When Ohio gained statehood in 1803, Columbus had not yet been built. Chillicothe, a modest city on the Scioto River, was the original capital of the state.

The seat of government was temporarily moved to Zanesville in 1810 before Chillicothe regained its capital status three years later. Columbus has had many aliases, including Cowtown and Cbus. Arch City, a nickname from the 1890s, comes from the construction of arches on the city's main streets. The arches provided power for the city's new electric streetcars. In 18aham Lincoln was visiting then-Governor William Dennison Jr.

In the Ohio House of Representatives when he heard that the Electoral College results were ready and that he had been elected president. Established in 1876, the North Market was originally located in the city's public cemetery on Spruce Street. Since then, it has been moved to a multi-storey building. A favorite of both locals and visitors, the market is home to more than 30 vendors selling Midwestern and international ready meals, fresh produce, meat, cheese and beer. After the National Hockey League awarded a franchise to Columbus on June 25, 1997, a regional “team name” contest was held.

Out of more than 14,000 participants, the Columbus Blue Jackets were chosen. The name comes from the fact that during the Civil War, Columbus manufactured thousands of blue uniforms for Union troops; Ohio also provided more soldiers to Union forces than any other state. Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, an OSU graduate and Columbus resident, was the first woman to fly solo around the world. Their vehicle of choice was a single-engine Cessna called Spirit of Columbus, which took off on March 19, 1964 from Port Columbus International Airport. Twenty-nine days later, 5000 fans gathered to witness Mock's triumphant return. If you're in Columbus during the warmer months, Rose Park is a must see.

This colorful 13-acre garden inside Whetstone Park contains more than 11,000 shrubs representing 350 types of roses. Some varieties date back to the beginning of the 20th century. A bronze statue of action star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger stands downtown and celebrates his relationship with Ohio's capital. In 1970, Schwarzenegger won a weightlifting contest in Columbus among several well-known athletes and told event organizer Jim Lorimer: “When I retire from bodybuilding I'll be back and you and I will organize a major bodybuilding competition here every year.” They teamed up to create the contest Mr. Olympia (1975-1980); in 1989 Schwarzenegger launched the Arnold Sports Festival one of the largest fitness exhibitions in the world held annually in Columbus. The Dublin suburb is home to 109 ears of concrete corn.

In 1994 artist Michael Cochran built the sculptures in honor of Ohio's agricultural roots and arranged them in rows in a field. Each statue is 6 feet 3 inches tall. Officially this outdoor art exhibit is known as Cornfield (with Osage oranges).The OSU Buckeyes play in the legendary Ohio stadium. With capacity for 104,944 fans dressed in scarlet it is the fourth largest college football stadium in the United States.

Since 1949 average attendance at home games has never fallen below fourth place in the national rankings. The Neo-Impressionist painter Georges Seurat immortalized a group of French picnicers in his masterpiece Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884), the first work in which he used his new technique called pointillism. Columbus for his part pays homage to the Seurat figures in Topiary Park where shrubs have been cut to shape all the people in the painting. Abraham Lincoln was here in Columbus when he officially found out that he would be president.

He was visiting the Ohio House of Representatives when the electoral college results were certified and shared with him via telegram. This was Lincoln's second visit to the Ohio House of Representatives; his first visit was in 1859 when he gave a speech on slavery. The smallest park in the city is Christopher Columbus Park located in Short North. The tiny triangular park was originally created in 1976 and rededicated in 2004 after modernizing flower beds bricks benches and much more. It may be small but it's more than it deserves yes I said so! Photo via Columbus Railroads The Yukon building used to be crowned by a 135-foot tall dome that had four giant clock faces and 1000 lamps at the base but someone decided that it should be shot down a long time ago and that's why we can't have nice things. It may seem like a boring concrete structure to an untrained eye but when it opened in 1970 The American Institute of Architects called it a “bold imaginative and almost surprising structure”.America's favorite singer Judy Garland was included in Alpha Gamma section of Ohio State's Sigma Chi male fraternity back 1938 just one year before The Wizard of Oz was released Garland was in town to play at The Ohio Theater and Life magazine was there to cover his income. Howard Thurston was known around world for his incredible exploits particularly his tricks with cards he was born and raised here in Columbus and has been resting since his death 1936 at Greenlawn Cemetery mausoleum. In 1982 billionaire Hugh Heffner built The Playboy Club located East Columbus The club was reportedly incredibly luxurious with huge large staircase where bunnies could show off their things The club closed 1985 but it undoubtedly left lasting impression. A half-mile stretch Nationwide Boulevard located Arena District home to Columbus Blue Jackets (National Hockey League) Columbus Crew (Major League Soccer) and Columbus Clippers (Minor League Baseball).


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