Since 2006, our local newspaper has conducted a digital Easter egg hunt. Columnist Joe Blundo creates 10 riddles describing locations in and around Franklin Co. OH where eggs have been digitally "hidden." Participants figure out the clues and send their answers to the newspaper. The winner receives a small prize. While not competing in the contest, my sister and I have had a lot of fun figuring out the clues and taking pictures at each site. We've learned so much about the amazing city in which we grew up. I do layouts after each of the hunts. This is riddle #5 from 2017. "Winnie Waymarker," my "travel troll" enjoys appearing, either in a photo or digitally added, on all of these layouts.

Monthly observations about the capital of Ohio (no, NOT Cleveland)

The Sells brothers started their famous circus in Columbus in 1871. In 1895, Peter Sells hired famed local architect Frank Packard to build a grand home for his young wife and daughter in what is now Victorian Village across from Goodale Park.
He was hoping to save his crumbling marriage, but by 1899, he had moved out and filed for divorce. Mary had a roving eye and had affairs with Columbus businessman Billy Bott. Sells' business partner Harry Lyons, and possibly others. The divorce was granted in 1900. Sells died in 1905 and the circus was sold to James Bailey. Upon Bailey's death, the Ringling brothers bought the circus. It continued to operate under the Sells name for the next few year, eventually becoming part of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth.

Marriage crumbled, house still standing,
Choice Victorian spot commanding,
Roofline swoops in imitation
Of a canvas installation,
Show-biz baron’s legacy
And where this morning’s egg will be.
ANSWER: Sells Mansion (Circus House) at Goodale Park
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