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Columbus Circle New York City Year 1892

Columbus Circle New York City Year 1892

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Runner in Columbus, Ohio, March 1937.

Runner in Columbus, Ohio, March 1937.

Hist, Jule!

The Columbus Telegram, Nebraska, August 29, 1924

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The Best Way to Go to Sleep

The Columbus Telegram, Nebraska, August 29, 1924

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Not What You Want

The Columbus Daily Advocate, Kansas, May 20, 1913

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The Republic, Columbus, Indiana, July 1, 1931

The Republic, Columbus, Indiana, October 22, 1941

The Republic, Columbus, Indiana, October 22, 1941

Columbus was Obsessed with Jerusalem

Christopher Columbus was interested in reaching Asia, and believed he had, as we all know. But did you know that his original reason for wanting to open a new trade route to the rich East was to pay for a military campaign to capture Jerusalem? Never mind that the holy city had been in Muslim hands 1187 – some good 300 years by Columbus’ time.

Once the New World was reached, Columbus kept his eye on the prize, like any good Catholic. He reported that there was so much treasure in this “Asia” he had found, that within seven years the Spanish crown could raise enough money for 5,000 cavalry and 50,000 footsoldiers, and use them to conquer Jerusalem. Sadly for Columbus’ lofty religious visions, the Spanish crown was uninterested in conquering Jerusalem, which is on the wrong side of the Mediterranean from Spain.

The Columbus Daily Advocate, Kansas, May 23, 1913

The Columbus Daily Advocate, Kansas, May 23, 1913

High tech radio equipped cruiser, Columbus, Ohio, 1932.

High tech radio equipped cruiser, Columbus, Ohio, 1932.