As it were | By Ed Lentz


About Ed Lentz

Ed Lentz has been teaching, writing and exploring the history of central Ohio for more than 40 years.

When he isn’t doing that sort of thing, he teaches history in general and Ohio history in particular at various local colleges and universities.

He writes for local newspapers, consults in history and historic preservation and keeps company with his wife, three cats and occasionally resident two children.

Lentz holds degrees in history from Princeton University and Ohio State University. He is the author of several books, including Columbus – The Story of a City (2003), A Home of their Own (2010) and Historic Columbus (2012).

July 4, 1915, was celebrated on 5th

Independence Day was on a Sunday in 1915. And as things turned out, it was a very good thing that it was. When non-religious holidays fell on a Sunday a century ago, it was customary to observe the holiday with religious services but to put off the more exuberant celebrations to the following day.

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