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Lowell Thomas Birthplace photograph
Description: Caption reads: "House in which Lowell Thomas was born. Woodington, Darke County." Lowell Thomas was born in Woodington in 1892. He is most famous for making Lawrence of Arabia a household name. As a war correspondent in World War I, Thomas filmed a dramatic documentary of T.E. Lawrence as he tried to rally the Palestinians to revolt against the Turks. Thomas made over a million dollars from the story and resulting royalties. Later in his career, Thomas became a broadcaster then hosted the very first television news broadcast in 1930. He stayed in radio until 1976 and died in 1981 in New York. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B05F07_037
Subjects: Architecture--Ohio--Pictorial works., Domestic--United States
Places: Woodington (Ohio); Darke County (Ohio)