Moment in Time

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President Harry Truman, pictured with Gov. Frank Lausche and Bishop Garfield Bromley Oxnam, visited Columbus on March 6, 1946, to address the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America meeting at the Deshler-Wallick Hotel, at the corner of Broad and High streets. Truman arrived by train with former United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who stayed in the special train while Truman was driven to the hotel for his noon address. An estimated 35,000 people lined the streets and the area around the Naghten Street railroad to show their support for the president.