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Cincinnati Celebrates a Century Of Traffic Jams

It might surprise you to know that “rush hour” and “traffic jam” both precede the popularity of automobiles in Cincinnati.

The Haunted Groves of Burnet Woods

Death records and old newspapers tell the grim tale of Burnet Woods as the place where Cincinnatians went to die.

Cincinnati’s Brave (Or Foolish!) Steeplejacks

These were no acrobatic tricks, and they certainly weren’t a bet or a dare. Young men climbed the steeples of churches because it was their job.

Cincinnati Used to Be Wine Country and The Skeleton Root Wants to Bring It...

Nicholas Longworth turned Cincinnati hillsides into vineyards and created a local wine industry. Today, Kate MacDonald looks to Longworth for inspiration.

Cincinnati’s Unsung Prolific Poet Horace Williamson

Horace G. Williamson was perhaps the most prolific poet in Cincinnati history, but you won’t find him in English classes these days, nor in any anthologies.

Cincinnati’s Zulu Queen Was Too Different For Words

In 1891, the Queen City had no vocabulary for the Zulu Queen.

Penny Slots Sparked A War Between Hartwell And Cincinnati’s Saloons

How did the former independent village of Hartwell end up leading the charge against the Cincinnati political machine of Boss Cox?

Some Cincinnati Street Names Still Honor Boss Cox’s Minions

In the early 1900s, Cincinnati changed the names of hundreds of city streets to honor local bosses, stenographers, janitors, and Councilmen.

The Reds Won the 1919 World Series Fair and Square

Overshadowed by the infamous Black Sox scandal, the franchise’s first championship team never got the credit it deserved.

Cincinnati’s Uncelebrated Bicentennial

In 1819, with a population not quite reaching 10,000 residents, Cincinnati became a city.

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