Mayor George Karb, interred at Green Lawn Abbey in 1937, led Columbus through some of the city’s – if not the nation’s – most dangerous and devastating times. Serving as mayor when the 1913 flood devastated vast areas of the city and beyond, he was intricate to relief as well as rebuilding. We know the Scioto River downtown only as an asset. But before the flood it was almost exclusively industrial, polluted, and crime ridden. Learn about Mayor Karb and the creation of the Scioto mile, a place of natural beauty, impressive architecture, and good government.
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