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100 Years of the NFL

  When William “Pudge” Heffelfinger became the first professional football player in 1892 (he was paid $500 to play one game for …

The Roaring Twenties

Today’s blog post features a book from the State Library of Ohio’s collection that just entered the public domain: Fifth Avenue Old …

Prohibition 100 Years Later

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of Prohibition in the United States. Ohio fought for the dry vote as a key player in …

Happy Birthday, Smokey Bear!

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign, making it the longest-running public service advertising campaign in …