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In the 1890s, Cincinnati Had A Mafia Scare

Cincinnati’s first personal look at an alleged Mafioso was provided on the arrest of one Enrico Basante.

A Cincinnati Naturalist Predicted His Own Death In 1885

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.

Rabbi Isaac M. Wise Saved UC, But What Was His Reward?

On November 7, 1885, the University of Cincinnati learned what a good friend it had in Rabbi Isaac M. Wise.

A Cincinnati Girl, Born With The Twentieth Century

It can be said that the Twentieth Century began in Cincinnati at a humble Over-the-Rhine tenement at 23 Green Street.

Cincinnati’s Very Own Arctic Explorer: Charles Francis Hall

Charles Francis Hall had the crew, the supplies, and the vessel he needed to plant the American flag at the top of the world. It was not to be. But because of him, Cincinnati names are scattered around the Canadian Arctic.

Cornelius Comegys: The Unsung Hero Of Cincinnati Education

It is a scandal that nowhere at the University of Cincinnati is there any recognition or remembrance for the man almost single-handedly responsible for its creation.

The Last Cincinnati Buffalo Hunt

In 1851, some 6,000 people—who were all hepped up on the mythical “Wild West”—turned out to see a lone buffalo from Columbus. It did not end well.

Lucille Lawson Baker: Cincinnati’s Hide-and-Seek Wife

"One night I also went to a bridge party, and sat next to a young lady whose divorce last year created great excitement in Cincinnati."

When Is A Brothel Not A Brothel? Madam Bennett Escapes The Law

Everybody in Cincinnati knew Kate Bennett ran a house of pleasure at 297 Elm.

They Called Him ‘Lub’ But A Cincinnati Teacher Saw Promise

It is, perhaps, the dream of every teacher, surveying the pupils on the first weeks of classes in September, to imagine that one of them may grow up to be President of the United States. That dream came true for Louise D. Horsley, who taught in the Cincinnati Public Schools for 44 years. Among her pupils at the Mount Auburn School was a large boy nicknamed "Lub," short for "Lubber" in reference to his size and weight. Lub grew up to become better known as William Howard Taft, the only person to serve as both President and Chief Justice of the United States.