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This Rare Footage In The 1950s Shows Ohio Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

The 1950s was a bustling time for Ohio. Factories were booming, industries were flourishing and people were busy. The following video features rare footage of all these activities (and more,) within Ohio’s big and mid-size cities—and even some smaller towns.

Agriculture, historic sites, collegiate sports, coal production, the Ohio State Fair, the world’s largest (and smallest) light bulb, glass blowing and rubber production are just a few of the many events, places and ways of life you’ll observe in this fascinating footage of Ohio in the 1950s:

What did you think of this video? Did it make you feel nostalgic or appreciative of how far we’ve come as a state? Share your thoughts with us!

April Dray
Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance journalist and blogger. Written word is my zeal. I love my cat and she tolerates me.