Discover Columbus - OHIO Author:Mike Harden and Brooke Wenstrup It's easy for some people to overlook Columbus, especially when they're not familiar with the midwest. According to popular Columbus Dispatch columnist, Mike Harden, "Columbus is viewed by its bocoastal detractors as a sort of Velveetaville lost in the high corn of one of those flyover states with too many vowels." — And yet, Harden demostrates ... more »that Columbu sis anything but plain and cheesy. This lifelong resident of Central Ohio offers a wry and knowing portrait that shows just how lively this thriving state capital can be.
Harden looks at the city's heritage of producing entrpreneurs like the Limited's Lex Wexner or Wendy's founder Dave Thomas. He examines its support for the arts, its abiding love of the annual state fair, and its fantic involvement with Ohio State football. Aided by Brooke Weistrup's collection of outstanding images from some of the area's best photographers, Harden points out that Columbus is truly a "heartland city".« less