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Further Insight into How Cincinnati Streets Were Named

Curious tales about Plum vs. Plumb, Copelen vs. Copeland, Whetsel vs. Wetsel vs. Whetzel, and the best way to get your name on a street.

Cincinnati Successfully Fought Anti-Vaxxers in the 1880s

Health officials and the local media advocated vaccinations to fight local smallpox outbreaks and to combat “false and foolish” anti-vax propaganda. The disease was eventually defeated.

Cincinnati Was Rocked by a Free Love Scandal in 1908

A University of Cincinnati philosophy professor was sacked for privately raising doubts about the sanctity of marriage and run out of town.

Cincinnati Men Balked at the Daring Sheath Trousers in 1908

The vagaries of menswear fashion trends caused a public stir, but not much action, a century ago.

What Passed for Fashion in 1910–’11 Cincinnati

Queen City women enjoyed a wild swing from hobbled skirts to harem skirts from one year to the next, despite the naysayers, church critics, and anti-feminists.

Cincinnati’s Geological Bedrock Is Famous

Geologists name lots of things for Cincinnati because our bedrock is unique and world-famous. Here’s the dirt on our world-renowned fossils.

Coney Island’s Long-Forgotten Competitors

Back in the day, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky hosted a number of summer entertainment stations, from Queen City Beach to Lagoon Park to Chester Park. They're all gone, even the memories.

The Story of Prince Trampantogo, Cincinnati’s Longest-Running Hoax

A proposal to build a world-famous gambling hall downtown, complete with the original Statue of Liberty, tripped up gullible locals between 1883 and 1980.

17 Curious Facts About Cincinnati’s Ravenous Appetite for Oysters

Besides beer, the city’s population seemed to run on oysters for the entire 1800s and the first half of the 1900s.

In Old Cincinnati, Having a Big Head Earned Rewards

First prize for The Cincinnati Post's 1916 big-head contest was, no surprise, a new hat.
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