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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 8, February 21, 2010, Article 26

CINCINNATI GOLD EXHIBIT

Dick Johnson forwarded this item about a Cincinnati exhibit of gold, including some coins, bars and medals. -Editor

Cincinnati Gold exhibit The Cincinnati Museum Center is experiencing a gold rush.

A new exhibit is full of hundreds of pieces of jewelry, war medals, coins and bars, reported ONN's Lot Tan.

"Everything here is gorgeous. It's just exquisite," said Jane MacKnight of the Cincinnati Museum Center.

The show includes a gold room, where ultra thin sheets of gold line the walls.

Plus, there are gold coins and bars.

One bar is 63 pounds of pure gold, which is a hefty treasure considering gold is trading at more than $1,000 an ounce these days.

"Cincinnati played a prominent role in so many areas and gold was one of them," said David Conzett of the Cincinnati Museum Center.

DeHart Hubbard's Olympic gold medal Cincinnati native William DeHart Hubbard was the first African-American to win gold in an individual Olympic event. He captured the medal in long jump at the Paris games in 1924. That medal is on display.

A war hero's medal is on display as well. Gen. William Lytle was killed in the Civil War, but not before receiving an elaborate gold medal.

Can anyone tell us about Gen. Lytle's medal? It wasn't pictured. Was it awarded to him earlier in the war, or was it actually a posthumous medal? -Editor

To read the complete article, see: Gold Exhibit Shines In Cincinnati (www.10tv.com/live/content/onnnews/stories/2010/02/18/story-Discover_Ohio_Gold.html)

Here's another article - this one has images: All that's glittering at Museum Center is gold (news.cincinnati.com/article/20100205/ENT07/2050301/
All-that%5C-s-glittering-at-Museum-Center-is-gold)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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