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At an 1871 picnic, the church elders discovered, to their surprise, a real, live madam, accompanied by one of her prostitutes. What to do?
This block of Vine Street, now dominated by the Kroger building on the east and a Skyline on the west, was a living time capsule in 1921.
In the Archives of the University of Cincinnati rests a curious bronze plaque describing Howard Ayers as the “Father of the University of Cincinnati,” which he most certainly was not. If anything, he came darn close to pitching the University of Cincinnati into chaos.
In 1878 Cincinnati, the prostitute won.
Until 1908, Cincinnatians hoping to acquire a tattoo needed to wait for a tattoo artist to wander into town.
The view from Devou Park in Covington is magnificent, but very few sightseers stop to ponder how much their delight was paid for through prostitution and slum tenements.
Dudes arrived around the time we realized that Cincinnati was no longer a frontier backwater. The Queen City, they opined, was getting civilized – maybe too darn civilized.