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Part 5: Rose's Story

Whether Rose’s living relatives play a part in this series is up to the couple who found the letter in the first place.

And with that, learning who Will could have been may not happen.

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   Fifth & Ludlow

In 2008, a family in Dayton, Ohio was remodeling an original bathroom of their 1927 house. During the process, they unearthed a letter and two envelopes in near perfect condition dating back over 90 years.

The letter, from a man simply named "Will" is vague, secretive, and mysterious. The envelopes paint an even more confusing picture. 

Fifth and Ludlow tells the story of 1920s Dayton through the lens of the letter, and aims to expose the answers to the countless questions it raises.

 

GEORGE DRAKE, JR.

Executive Producer & Host

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"Find out about his own favorite podcasts, how podcasting has changed in the last five years, and how, as a native Chicagoan, George has come to love living and working in the Dayton Region. Part of a series in which Mike helps us meet many of the creative people that contribute art and culture to Dayton."

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"Producer George Drake Jr., who is also a WYSO Community Voices producer, spoke to Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the process of making the podcast and unraveling the mystery."

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"With the help of local genealogists, [Drake] spent months piecing together the story behind the mysterious letter. 'We found out who they were, where they lived, and how they're connected,' he says."

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“'In the letter, a meeting was supposed to take place with two people, the person who wrote the letter and someone else,' Drake said. 'It seems almost intentionally vague. The person who wrote it didn’t want others to know what it was about.'”

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"Two years' worth of interviews and research are chronicled in the five-part podcast series, Drake Jr. said. He talked to individuals from Dayton History, The Requarth Co. (the company hired to do the 2008 renovation) and the United States Postal Service in his research."

 

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BEST LOCAL PODCAST

in the 2019-2020 Best of Dayton Contest from

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The people’s choice contest included more than 150 categories, ranging from food and dining, to entertainment, arts and music, shopping and services, and outdoors and recreation.

This series is made possible by a generous grant from the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District

with assistance from Culture Works as well as additional funding from 91.3 WYSO

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