TallGeorge.com
by George Campbell
I live in Colonial Hills in Worthington, Ohio and am interested in history.
Local History

Colonial Hills, a subdivision of Worthington, Ohio, was built in 1942 by the Defense Homes Corporation to house war workers. Learn more and see historic photos. NEW! Old videos!

Graceland Shopping Center, located in the Clintonville section of Columbus, Ohio, was built in the early 1950's. Check out its futuristic design and historic photos. NEW! Old videos!

From a chamber of commerce publication, tour mid-60's Worthington, Ohio.

Worthington, Ohio was the long time home of Worthington Foods, which was sold to Kellog's in 1999 and closed in 2004. Fortunately, I took lots of pictures while it was still there...

Regional History

A growing collection of Columbus, Ohio postcards.

Big Bear Stores was a successful regional supermarket chain that closed in 2004 after a leveraged buyout buried it in debt.

My father's web site features an extensive collection of historic Columbus railroad and streetcar photos. Photos from the collection were featured here in the Columbus Dispatch in April, 2008.

Did you know that the Ohio State House is the largest greek-revival building with a parking garage under it? Some rare photos of the construction I bought on E-Bay.

Fraternities compete to decorate their houses for homecoming during the Johnson Administration. Slides from E-Bay.

Regional History

I toured the Zimmer power plant in 1992 and got some great photos. Learn all about the nuclear plant that was converted to coal.

Some rare color images of the Fall, 1959 graduation at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. Slides from E-Bay.

A fascinating collection of slides from E-Bay, featuring Wittenberg University in the mid-60's.

My photos of this extreme weather event, including the near overtopping of Delaware Dam on the Olentangy River.

National History

I have a great collection of photos of NASA's new Orion space capsule, just updated recently. First flight is September, 2014.

Photos and narration - a tour of High Bridge, NJ in 1991.

One of my favorite childhood memories - the fabulous Astro Park Rocket Slide at Cedar River Exchange Park in Waterloo, Iowa. See this 1971 era equipment that is now long gone

Yes, I'm one of those people who stands by the tracks with a camera. Some northeast corridor and some worthington pics from the past decade.

Starting in the 1930's, diesels replaced steam engines on the Pennsylvania Railroad.

The Pennsylvania had an extensive amount of electrified track, and a fascinating array of electric enginers.

The most important collection of aircraft in the world is right here in Dayton, Ohio. I brought a tripod and took plenty of sharp photos.

TallGeorge.com
last updated August 31, 2008