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1 Columbus, Indiana A to Z Presentation Presented by Harry McCawley Power Point created by Sabrina Rawlins

2 A is for Arvin Industries Arvin Industries, Inc. is an international manufacturing company supplying automotive parts and related products and services in more than 100 countries. Presently: No longer in business by this name and the building is now the BCSC Administration Building.

3 A is for Art & Architecture Architecture & Architecture Click on pic above for video.

4 B is for Kristen Brown, Current Columbus, Indiana Mayor Woman elected as the 36th Mayor of the City of Columbus in 2011.

5 C is for Cummins Inc. Cities largest employer. Engineers diesel engines all over the world.

6 C is for Crump Theater Once an opera house, renamed Crump Theater in 1914. Well known people like John Mellencamp, performed at this theater in 2008. Click here to watch

7 D is for Distinguished Visitors Series Program bringing national and international figures to speak in Columbus in the 1970s and 80s. Speakers included home run king Hank Aaron, poet Maya Angelou and commentator Tom Brokaw.

8 E is for Philip R. “Sap” Essex October 07, 1910 - January 10, 2006 Philip R. Sap Essex was the owner of numerous successful local businesses including partnerships. He was the founder along with his brother, Thomas, of Saps Bakery (now Dolly Madison Bakery) maker of Saps Famous Donuts and also founded the Columbus Bar and the Essex House of Louisville, Kentucky. Sap co-founded with Rex Breeden, the Blairex Laboratories in Evansville, now located in Columbus, and owned by Tony Moravec. He was a former member of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, The Chicago Board Option Exchange and was one of the founding stockholders of the Harrison Lake Country Club. He was named Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Matthew Welsh. He belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II serving in both the Pacific and European areas. Sap was born October 7, 1910 in Bartholomew County in the area now occupied by Camp Atterbury.

9 E is for Ethnic Expo A celebration of ethnic heritage and the diverse people of Columbus. Click here to find out

10 F is for Foundation for Youth This is a local program serving youth of the community.

11 F is for Flatrock River One of several rivers that run through Columbus. Flatrock river joins with Driftwood river forming the East Fork of the White river. It was once lined with mills.

12 G is for the Golden Casting Foundry A long time casting, molding, and metal melting business that went bankrupt and later demolished.

13 H is for Hamilton Manufacturing Forerunner of Cosco and Dorel. Hamilton Manufacturing Corporation was located at 1501-31 Cottage Avenue in the 1953 City Directory. This business was a manufacture of Cosco Products and metal specialties. Today Cosco is owned by the Dorel Industries, located in Montreal.

14 I is for W. G. Irwin  Photos:  The relationship between Cummins Inc. and Irwin Union Bank and Trust Co. stretched back to the very beginnings of the engine company. The architects of the relationship were Clessie Cummins and banker W. G. Irwin, behind the wheel of the 1934 Cummins race car that went the entire distance of the Indianapolis 500 without making a pit stop. From: Irwin_story_10_28_2010 Irwin_story_10_28_2010 A financier and co-founder of Cummins Inc. Read article written by Harry McCawley,

15 J is for Richard Johnson Entrepreneur who started out as a truck driver and started company famous for Big Foot convenience stores.

16 K is for Kidscommons Children’s Museum Children's museum started by a local group.

17 L is for Laura Long A former local writer, historian, and long time columnist for the Evening Republican, Laura Long, pictured on the right. Her collected works are kept at Indiana University.

18 M is for J. Irwin Miller A former chairman of Cummins and Irwin Union Bank who launched city's architectural program. Born May 26th, 1909 in Columbus, IN Taft School – Watertown, Connecticut Yale University (1931) Balliol College at Oxford University (1933) Died August 16th, 2004 in Columbus, IN. “I would be a poorer person if the only things I knew were what I had found out for myself.” J. Irwin Miller Click on the picture for a biography video.

19 N is for Q. G. Noblitt A co-founder of Arvin Industries and leader of effort to create Foundation for Youth.

20 O is for Orinoco Furniture Co. Made quality furniture that was sold around the world but went out of business during the Great Depression.

21 P is for Population Center Marker Spot in county just off Indiana 7 was declared to be the center of U.S.

22 P is for Pioneers: Joseph & Mary Cox 1819: They are said to be the first settlers of Columbus. They also built one of the 1 st grist mills along the Haw Creek. Their gravestones can be seen on Middle Road on the left as you head to the airport just past Rocky Ford Road near a white fence.

23 Q is for Quinco Mental Health center established in the 1970s.

24 R is for The Republic Family owned newspaper since 1872.

25 S is for Bill Stearman 2/24/24-9/23/03 Legendary high school basketball coach.

26 S is for Tony Stewart Legendary NASCAR driver raised in Columbus since childhood. Racer & Philanthropist

27 T is for Aaron Tross OR T is for Chuck Taylor ROSS: Russian immigrant who came to Columbus in early 20th century and established a successful department store for band clothing located across from the Courthouse. TAYLOR: Chuck Taylor, a basketball player and shoe salesman for Converse, improved the shoe's design and became the product's spokesperson in the 1920s.Chuck Taylor

28 U is for United Way of Bartholomew County An organization creating opportunities for a better life for all citizens. Click on logo above for video.

29 V is for Columbus Area Visitors CenterColumbus Area Visitors Center Established to promote city's architecture.

30 W is for Bobby Wissman Local man who was scorekeeper at high school games and junior baseball contests. Read article written by Harry McCawley, Bobby Wissman was a longtime statistician for Columbus and Columbus North high schools. FILE PHOTO From: Wissman-s-thoughtful-Va_1392862155

31 X is for Xenia Miller 1917-2008 Philanthropist and supporter of the arts. Click here to watch a video on the Miller House and

32 Y is for YES Cinema Theater run by Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Association.

33 Z is for Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor Store started by Zaharakos family in 1900 and saved by a local businessman named Tony Moravec.

34 References  Pictures hyperlinked to sources with credible information.

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