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In 1875, one of the ink-stained wretches of the old Cincinnati Commercial sat down to write about the city's haunted houses.
Back in the day, Halloween was much more about "tricks" than about "treats."
The Cincinnati Gazette [28 January 1867] was in full harrumphing mode: "Fashion affects the price of coffins. A dealer says that, since the introduction of caskets, he can hardly give away his stock of old-fashioned coffins."
A grave-robber becomes a medical specimen: It's the circle of life.
The Cahill brothers, Robert and William, were on their way to a dance at the old Central Turner Hall on Walnut Street when they met the clowns.
Frank Spellman was responsible for the most unusual circus parade in Cincinnati history.
When Richard Bissell died, The Cincinnati Enquirer was flabbergasted. The paper knew Bissell and had on file his self-penned obituary along with an amazing story.