Episode 13!!!: “Ohio v. Gold” Click here to listen to our latest episode of the world’s only Ohio History podcast


Alex interviews former Columbus Dispatch reporter Kathy Gray about Ohio’s most famous treasure hunter, Tommy Thompson. We discuss how the California Gold Rush transformed America, the tragic sinking of the “Ship of Gold” the SS Central America in 1857 and Tommy Thompson’s quest to find North America’s largest sunken treasure. Alex and Kathy discuss the finding and recovery of the gold and the many investors who pay for Tommy’s expeditions. We also look at the downward spiral of Tommy’s life, why’s he’s still in jail and ask where is the gold? Rate/review the show on iTunes¬†

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