Ohio History Journal

108 Ohio Arch

108      Ohio Arch. and Hist. Society Publications


Columbus, was done with generous enthusiasm. To him more

than to any other man Columbus owes the fact that the dream

of a Civic Center is becoming a reality. That noble idea, in its

concrete form at least, was Mr. Packard's and many hours and

days and weeks he gave to perfecting his plans and to helping

create an irresistible sentiment for this greatest of city beauti-

fications, this building for the future of Columbus. What a

monument this will be to a great architect and a great citizen.



Professor Charles Sumner Plumb, author of the

leading contribution to this issue of the QUARTERLY,

was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, April 21, 1860.

He was graduated from the Massachusetts Agricultural

College at Amherst. For a time he was engaged in

editorial and agricultural experiment work.

Since September 1, 1892, he has been professor of

animal husbandry in the Ohio State University. He is

author of the following works: Biographical Directory

of American Agricultural Scientists; Indian    Corn;

Little Sketches of Famous Beef Cattle; Types and

Breeds of Farm Animals and revision of same; A Par-

tial Index to Animal Husbandry Literature; Beginnings

of Animal Husbandry; Judging Farm Animals; also

many monographs and contributions to agricultural

periodicals. Of his Types and Breeds of Farm Animals

more than 100,000 copies have been sold.

Professor Plumb has for years been a recognized

authority in his field and his monograph in this issue

of the QUARTERLY is a tribute to one of Ohio's pioneers

and a distinct contribution to the history of the live

stock industry of the state.