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Archery Was Cincinnati’s Hottest High-Society Fad in 1880

Cincinnati was the virtual center of the archery universe, and some of the wealthiest families in our fair city drove the obsession.

The Brief And Curious Life Of Cincinnati’s First Astronomical Observatory

Did Jared Mansfield really establish the nation's first astronomical lookout in Northside forty years before the founding of our magnificent Observatory?

Whither the Ubiquitous Cuspidors of Cincinnati’s Yesteryear?

Brass spittoons were still on display in local office buildings and courthouses into the 1950s.

Dr. Know: Enquirer Parodies, Shrinking Papers, and Street Sales

Inquiring minds want to know as the good doctor investigates the city’s largest newspaper, the future of print journalism, street sales, and more.

Legendary Boxer John L. Sullivan Won a Championship in Cincinnati

The world’s most famous athlete of the late 1800s visited the Queen City frequently, occasionally getting into trouble.

Past Lives Reflected in New Mansion Restoration

A storied North Avondale mansion, once home to hundreds of Xavier University students, is ready to tell a new tale.

An Art Deco Room With a View Arrives at CAM

Almost 50 years after receiving original bedroom pieces designed by once-famed architect Joseph Urban, the Cincinnati Art Museum finally puts them on display.

When Cincinnati Debated Flirting: Acceptable or Reprehensible?

Back when women had little control over their own lives, any type of self-promotion (even flirting) was controversial.

Up In Smoke: The Forgotten Battles of Kentucky’s Tobacco War

A family scrapbook records the little-remembered history of tobacco country's fraught past.

Cincinnati’s Beloved Myth Of Washerwoman Ida Martin

It is a lovely myth, but it is, like many myths, unsupported by facts. While Mount Adams was once called Mount Ida, it's unlikely that the prior name had anything to do with an anonymous washerwoman living in a hollow tree.

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