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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.
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.
A University of Cincinnati philosophy professor was sacked for privately raising doubts about the sanctity of marriage and run out of town.
The vagaries of menswear fashion trends caused a public stir, but not much action, a century ago.
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.
Besides beer, the city’s population seemed to run on oysters for the entire 1800s and the first half of the 1900s.
First prize for The Cincinnati Post's 1916 big-head contest was, no surprise, a new hat.