What do Annie Oakley, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Neil Armstrong and pop singer Kesha have in common? They’ve all rested their head at the Golden Lamb in Lebanon, Ohio.
Its restaurant and hotel date back to 1803, when Jonas Seaman paid a whopping $4 for a license to run a “house of Public Entertainment” on Broadway. The establishment’s name came from the sign that hung outside the business with the image of a golden lamb, beckoning early travelers who couldn’t read.
Today, the Golden Lamb is Ohio’s longest continually operating business with its history on display in the fourth-floor museum rooms.
– Eve Lederman, The 100 Companies