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).

Settlers arrived 9,000 years ago

I have some Canadian relatives, and they have an interesting turn of phrase to describe the people who met the boat when Europeans "discovered" the place the local residents called home. They call them the "First People."

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