Moment in Time

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Charles William “Chic” Harley was the center of attention at Ohio State University’s homecoming parade Nov. 19, 1948. Harley, who lived in Chicago until his family moved to Columbus when he was 12, was a consensus all-American in football all three years (1916, ’17 and ’19) he played. In 1948, he was living in Chicago. The parade, which attracted a crowd estimated at 75,000, is shown heading south on High Street in downtown Columbus toward the Ohio Statehouse. Harley also was a two-year starter on the basketball team and a three-year starter for the baseball team. As a favor to track and field coach Frank Castleman, Harley competed in a meet, setting a Big Ten record in the 50-yard dash.