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The Time Mark Twain Feuded With The Cincinnati Enquirer

In 1870, the Cincinnati Enquirer or, rather, an anonymous columnist writing for the Cincinnati Enquirer, called Mark Twain a liar.

The Baddest Of All Cincinnati Badasses: General August Willich

Rumor had it that he was the illegitimate son of the Prussian crown prince. Oh, and he challenged Karl Marx to a duel.

100 Years Ago, Cincinnati Slid Into The ‘Roaring Twenties’

The “Roaring Twenties” arrived in Cincinnati bathed in cautious optimism.

How Past Cincinnatians Predicted The Future

Hourly newspapers? A universal language? Horse-less roads? These are just a handful of predictions the Queen City's past residents had about the future.

From Electrical Shocks to Holes In Skulls: Cincinnati Tried Almost Anything To Fight Hangovers

A word to the wise: Don’t try any of these hangover “cures” at home.

A Year-End Collection Of Cincinnati Oddities

Here are some tidbits of Cincinnati Curiosities peculiarity to tide you over as we transition through the holidays to the dawn of a new decade.

New Cincinnati Mural Honors John Mercer Langston

Since the mural is not labeled, Cincinnatians may wonder who is portrayed. His name is John Mercer Langston and he is someone we should be proud to claim.

Thanksgiving in Cincinnati 100 Years Ago: Pricey Birds, Americanism, And A Baby Marathon

One hundred years ago, Cincinnati was hardly in the mood for giving thanks. This is what Thanksgiving 1919 looked like in the Queen City.

The Weird Tale Of Cincinnati’s Napalm Puppy For Peace

At the height of the Vietnam War, two pacifists announced they would napalm a puppy at the University of Cincinnati—and the city believed them.

What Ever Happened To The Daring Aeronaut’s Beautiful Daughter?

Vio Sayers was a pseudonym. Her real name was Ida LaMountain, and she was the only daughter of a famous balloonist, or aeronaut, as they were then known.
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