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Harry Spindler’s Journey from Wild Drummer to Wild Kingdom

Cincinnati’s first jazz bandleader, Harry Spindler, eventually became the city’s go-to expert on collecting and selling exotic animals.

Remember When the Air Force Practiced Nuclear War Over Cincinnati?

From the mid-1950s into the 1960s, sonic booms were an amazing and annoying regular occurrence in Cincinnati skies.

The Last Days of Cincinnati’s Notorious Noodle Factory Saloon

The infamous Noodle Factory saloon brought in a clientele interested in one of two pastimes: fisticuffs or watching fisticuffs.

The 1937 Flood that Wreaked Havoc on Cincinnati

The Ohio River was boss on Black Sunday in 1937, but we’ve never given up trying to tame it.

Battling the Political Machine in 1884

An 1884 riot burned down the Courthouse to protest a rigged murder trial, putting Cincinnati’s crooked political machine on notice.

Cincinnati’s Conscience and the Last Cox Machine Judge

Cincinnati Post columnist Alfred “Cincinnatus” Segal used his column to critique Judge Dennis Ryan's rulings, sometimes approvingly, more often critically.

The Soubrettes of Cincinnati: Chorus Girls or Courtesans?

In the early 1900s, soubrettes were characteristically flirtatious, and local newspapers considered the showgirls approximately equivalent to prostitutes.

Doctor Withrow and the Great Pretzel Kerfuffle of 1898

There is no question that John M. Withrow was a big wheel in Cincinnati. But he met his match when he picked a fight with the city’s German pretzel bakers.

How Powhatan Beaty Became a ‘Landmark of Cincinnati’

Powhatan Beaty, an African-American Civil War war hero, was a man of many talents, including Shakespeare.

Enforcing Prohibition in Cincinnati Was Easier Said Than Done

Cincinnati residents had a hard time kicking the habit when alcohol manufacturing and sales became illegal 100 years ago.
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