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Fifth and Ludlow

6 EpisodesProduced by George Drake, Jr.Website

Fifth and Ludlow is a five-part podcast that tells the story of a family living in 1920s Dayton, Ohio through the lens of a mysterious letter found hidden beneath a bath tub almost 100 years later.


Part 5: Rose's Story

Whether Rose’s living relatives play a part in this series lies in the hands of Kathy and Frank Hollingsworth ⁠— the couple who found the letter underneath their bathtub. In order to do that, they’d need to give up something they’ve held onto for ten years: the letter itself. 

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

Learn more and see newspaper clippings, and other historical documents: 

Series Editor: Katie Davis 

Music: Mustafa Shaheen 

Branding: Peter Diaczenko 

Special thanks to the Hollingsworth Family, Rose’s family members Vicky, Eileen, and Clarissa, and Jessi Sievers for their help with this episode, as well as Dayton Access Television for giving us a place to record Rose’s family. 

This series was made possible by a generous grant from the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District with assistance from Culture Works. Additional funding from 91.3 WYSO.

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