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With the beginning of autumn, a grim Cincinnati anniversary looms – the centennial of the influenza pandemic of 1918-19. One hundred years ago, more than 2,200 Cincinnatians died from a disease known then as...
Cincinnati’s last airdome sputtered into obscurity around 1929.
In 1880s America, there were basically three urban housing options: mansions with a full allotment of servants for the affluent, residential hotels for the merely well-to-do, and tenements for the great unwashed. The Emery brothers built Cincinnati’s first apartment buildings with suites of three to five rooms all on one floor.
Penny arcades were cesspools of depravity. Who knew?
It might appear that the custom of tipping your server at a restaurant or the concierge at your hotel is an ancient tradition, but that is not so. In Cincinnati, tipping was uncommon before 1900....
Cincinnati is not usually known as a big snake town, but over the years the area has generated a significant anthology of unusual snake stories.
Wallace may not have actually invented a revolutionary aquatic vehicle, but he certainly pioneered the promotion of vaporware.
Speed demons terrorizing a public street. Pedestrians scattering. Out-of-control vehicles swerving at the last second. A precious little dog killed by motorists achieving unprecedented speeds.
As one might expect, the fireworks ban was honored more in the breech than in the observance.