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The Queen City Embraced “Kaiser Bill’s” Chef

After World War I, Chef August Johann Hellmers landed in Cincinnati and became quite a character, building his own saloon.

17 Curious Facts About the Miami & Erie Canal

Cincinnati witnessed a 70-plus-year history of colorful cargo and characters along the waterway that gave Over-the-Rhine its name.

How Automobiles Chased Cincinnati’s Pedestrians Onto the Sidewalks

Cincinnati became an automobile town in the 1920s, causing the city to splurge on parkways and highways and to confine pedestrians to crosswalks and sidewalks.

Beware the Squirrel Pie: Cincinnati’s Long History With Cicadas

Here's a brief recap of our love/hate affair with Brood X all the way back to 1800.

13 Curious Facts About the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

The nation’s second oldest zoo has hosted dogs, birds, Native Americans, cantankerous elephants, escape-minded cats, and opera singers over its distinguished history.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Visited Cincinnati to Chat With Spirits

The famed writer’s Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson characters far outlived the mixed reception he received on his two Cincinnati visits.

Cincinnati Savored Timothy Kirby’s Shocking Will

When the Probate Court unsealed his last will and testament on January 18, 1876, the Kirby family and, eventually, the readers of Cincinnati’s newspapers gasped.

17 Curious Facts About Vine Street

One of the city’s key avenues from the very beginning officially became Cincinnati’s defining street in 1896. Here are other historical facts and oddities about Vine Street.

Imagine Every Cincinnati Household Moving on the Same Day

You may be amazed to learn that most of Cincinnati not only moved almost every year in the late 1800s, but most households moved on exactly the same day.

20 Curious Facts About The Cincinnati Enquirer

As the daily newspaper celebrates its 180th birthday this week, let’s decide once and for all: Was it the Grand Old Lady or the Grey Old Lady of Vine Street?
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