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Remembering The Poetry Of Neil Armstrong

The oeuvre of Neil Armstrong, poet, is slight, consisting as it does of only two published stanzas, and that bit of doggerel clouded by controversy. On the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, here...

10 Events That Shaped Cincinnati: People Cross Roebling’s Bridge

A direct connection between Ohio and Kentucky that wasn’t at all direct.

10 Events That Shaped Cincinnati: Two Colleges Are Born

Medical innovator Daniel Drake started the Medical College of Ohio and the Cincinnati College. Those two institutions eventually birthed the University of Cincinnati.

How Can 2019 Be UC’s Bicentennial If UC Didn’t Exist Until 1870?

By embracing the 1819 charters of Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio, the University of Cincinnati shares a bicentennial with the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson.

Worst Job In Cincinnati? Dog Catcher!

It has now become a cliché: “I wouldn’t vote for that scoundrel if he was running for dog catcher!” If you ever hear that I am standing for election as dog-catcher, please vote for my...

FC Cincinnati Construction Recalls Cincinnati’s Long-Vanished Jewish Ghetto

Among the victims of FC Cincinnati construction in the West End is a distinctive yet decrepit theater most recently occupied as a worship center by Lighthouse Ministries. Known for decades as the State Theater, this old auditorium is among the few reminders of the West End’s long history as the heart of Cincinnati’s Jewish community.

Cincinnati Curiosities: The Haunted Ohio River

Who murdered Billy Fee on the night of August 25, 1890? And, why? No one ever confessed. No one was ever convicted. The guilty parties got away. Maybe that’s why Billy’s restless ghost haunted the Ohio River down near Lawrenceburg.

‘Trick Or Treat’ Was Life Or Death In Old Cincinnati

As early as 1882, Cincinnati candy makers banded together in a Confectioners Union to agree on reasonable standards of purity in the production of candy, but it was only the intervention of city, state and federal inspections after 1920 that allowed a level of confidence in the safety of the Halloween haul.

Cincinnati’s Centenarians

Anyone marking a 100th birthday was truly unusual and multiple newspapers celebrated centenarians—almost always women—in Cincinnati.

Remembering Long-Lost Longworth Street, Cincinnati’s Reddest Block

“Among the many low, disreputable dives with which this city is infested there are none that enjoy a more unsavory reputation than that kept by a blonde female of uncertain years known as Hester Clark, alias Hattie Black.”
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