Education: Lithopolis' Loot

Worried about soaring tuition costs?

One solution could be a move to Bloom Township, Ohio, a small farming community (pop. 3,500), set in rolling corn country twelve miles outside Columbus.

The township has no college, but it does incorporate a tiny hamlet called Lithopolis, and that is all it needs. The place is the home of the Wagnalls Memorial, a small foundation that hands out scholarships to all comers—and wishes, in fact, that more would come.

Quartered in a Tudor-style stone mansion rising improbably above surrounding frame houses and tree-lined streets, the foundation was established by the late Mabel Wagnalls Jones in honor of...

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