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RIP WHH
On this date, April 4th 1841, William Henry Harrison, an adopted Buckeye like myself, died one month after taking office as President. At 68, his detractors said he was too old and sickly to be President. That IS pretty old by 1841 standards so I sup...
Posted: 4/4/2014 12:04 PM in Gehio
Pyromania pays
battling a fire in Cincinnati 1854 styleOn April 1, 1853, Cincinnati, Ohio, established the first professional and fully paid fire department in the United States. The same year, Cincinnati was the first city in the world to use steam fire engines to...
Posted: 4/1/2014 4:29 PM in Gehio
Happy Birthday Tecumseh!
in Old Town, North of Xenia OHI've written a few things about the Shawnee War Chief Tecumseh, the Pan-Indian Confederacy leader and William Henry Harrison's adversary in the 18th and 19th centuries. There are some links at the end of this post or you
Posted: 3/18/2014 10:11 AM in Gehio
Charming ‘Old Main’ library
Library building admired now, but no one tried to halt demolition in 1955 By Jeff Suess jsuess@enquirer.com Cincinnati’s public library has been popping up online in BuzzFeed lists such as “The 30 Best Places to Be If You Love Books.” It isn’t the modernist...
Posted: 3/2/2014 3:48 PM in Our History
Charming ‘Old Main’ library
Library building admired now, but no one tried to halt demolition in 1955 By Jeff Suess jsuess@enquirer.com Cincinnati’s public library has been popping up online in BuzzFeed lists such as “The 30 Best Places to Be If You Love Books.” It isn’t the modernist...
Posted: 3/2/2014 3:48 PM in Our History
It's Ohio Statehood Day! Now about that flag...
weirdo Ohio flagI have to be honest. I used to hate the Ohio flag because it tried to be different than the other flags. Now I love it for its uniqueness.The pennant shaped Ohio flag is called a burgee, also known as a guidon. Ohio is the only US sta...
Posted: 3/1/2014 7:21 AM in Gehio
Breaking Buckeye
Billy's Tomb in North bend OHI've written a few posts about our Ohio Presidents including another general one for President's Day. Having a 50% mortality rate of the eight Ohio Presidents along with the poor showing of the survivors is not a great le...
Posted: 2/17/2014 9:46 AM in Gehio
Unassuming philanthropist funded UC’s Van Wormer Library
By Joy Kraft Enquirer contributor Academic bigwigs were in search of deep pockets in the early 1890s when the fledgling University of Cincinnati moved up the hill to its new park-side campus from the Charles McMicken estate at lower Clifton and Vine streets....
Posted: 2/6/2014 9:59 AM in Our History
Unassuming philanthropist funded UC’s Van Wormer Library
By Joy Kraft Enquirer contributor Academic bigwigs were in search of deep pockets in the early 1890s when the fledgling University of Cincinnati moved up the hill to its new park-side campus from the Charles McMicken estate at lower Clifton and Vine streets....
Posted: 2/6/2014 9:59 AM in Our History
Even 25 long years later, Super Bowl loss lingers
Bengals 25th anniversary By Paul Daugherty It was a week of a broken soul and a broken leg, ending in a game of broken dreams. Twenty-five years ago, the Bengals went to Miami with arguably the best team in football, and finished second. The San Francisco...
Posted: 2/1/2014 3:26 PM in Our History
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