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Ohio Memory Madness

Jamie Glavic:

March Madness is here! And if you’re like me, you tune into the last two minutes of each game and enjoy the drink specials at the local bar (am I right?). I don’t get into March Madness. Don’t get me wrong, I “get it” – it’s exciting – “it” simply is not my thing. However, the Ohio Historical Society‘s Ohio Memory Madness is totally my thing.

In the spirit and FUN of college basketball’s March Madness, OHS has created a bracket of sixty-four historical Ohio figures, including astronauts, athletes, Presidents, and more, all competing for the unique distinction of being named the 2013 Ohio Memory Madness Champion. Interested? Since the figures are unable to play basketball the winner of this unique bracket will be determined by you – the voter! Visit http://www.ohiohistoryhost.org/madness/ and cast your vote today. And be prepared to make some tough choices – Florence Harding vs. Warren G. Harding. Jesse Owens vs. Jim Thorpe. Roy Rogers vs. Jack Hanna. Eddie Rickenbacker vs. John Glenn. The first round of voting closes tomorrow at 5pm.

Originally posted on Ohio Historical Society Collections Blog:

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In the spirit and fun of college basketball’s March Madness, the Ohio Historical Society invites you to participate in the first annual Ohio Memory Madness – a bracket of sixty-four historical Ohio figures, including astronauts, athletes, Presidents, and more, all competing for the unique distinction of being named the 2013 Ohio Memory Madness Champion! What could be more exciting than that!?

The bracket features images of historical figures culled from Ohio Memory, the collaborative digital library project of the Ohio Historical Society and the State Library of Ohio, with digital collections from 360 cultural heritage institutions, representing all 88 counties. Scroll over the image to view a description and bio of the historical figure. Click on the image to visit the Ohio Memory image page with more information.

Since our figures are unable to play basketball (unfortunate, since imagining a game of HORSE between Florence and Warren G. Harding had…

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