UC's history provides an answer to this question, which Dr. Know handled in the January 2013 issue.
My father tells me his family lived in a place called “Vetsville” when Grandpa was a student at the University of Cincinnati. Was that an old Clifton neighborhood? —Family HistorianDear Historian:No. Vetsville was a collection of temporary cabins trucked into the university campus after World War II to house families of the surge of veterans taking advantage of the G.I. Bill. The emergency housing was wheeled away when it was no longer needed. For your own safety, we must remind you that the Clifton Boundary Police are charged to shoot on sight anyone who displays a misunderstanding of the suburb’s borders such as your own reference to the university as being in Clifton. The university actually lies in Corryville, Clifton Heights, and University Heights. This distinction is of no importance to anyone anywhere other than the savage-natured Clifton Town Meeting and the Clifton Meadows Swim & Tennis Club, but they take it very, very seriously.
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