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Cincinnati History

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Global icon got his start on the Ohio riverfront. Photo: Cincinnati writer Lafcadio Hearn in 1889. Enquirer file photo

Global icon got his start on the Ohio riverfront

Cincinnati train robbery was first in U.S. history. Photo: Looking from Cliff Drive near North Bend, Ohio. The bandits allegedly swam across this part of the river to escape. From The Enquirer archives

Cincinnati train robbery was first in U.S. history

See Cincinnati's military treasures come to life. Photo: World War II Army veteran of the 102 Infantry Division, Noel Brotherton, 92, and his wife Pat Brotherton, 88, of Sharonville take a moment to read names on the Veteran Tribute Wall at the new “Treasures of Our Military Past” exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The Enquirer/Sam Greene

See Cincinnati's military treasures come to life

Smale Park's beginnings, from the Bottoms up. Photo: Riverfront Stadium during construction, 1969. The Enquirer/Fred Straub

Smale Park's beginnings, from the Bottoms up

Last call for Weber's

1991: Dennis "Wildman" Walker is surrounded by the donated items given to him during his 61-day stay in a shelter under a billboard. Walker had lost a bet on a Bengals game and remained there until they won a game. See more of the top 40 radio personalities in the last 40 years in our gallery.

View our gallery of notable Enquirer personalities through the years. Pictured: Laura Pulfer

View our gallery of notable Enquirer personalities through the years. Pictured: Jim Borgman

Media reporter John Kiesewetter dug deep into our archives for this look back at notable Enquirer personalities through the years (including this old photo of Sports Illustrated's Peter King).

Travel Channel show looks at Beverly Hills arson theory

Above Cincinnati's Sixth St. and Broadway, Feb. 5, 1969.

The Rankin house in Ripley served as a nighttime beacon for runaway slaves as they crossed the Ohio River.

Schneider’s a sweet tradition in Bellevue since 1939

Remember Kings Island’s long gone rides?

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FEBRUARY 4, 1979: Jumping On Spring: Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Pete Rose got some early spring training at the University of Cincinnati, where the former Reds' third baseman helped conduct UC's annual baseball clinic. One spectator among the 2500 in attendance asked Rose when to "clear the hips" during a swing. Rose quipped, "I don't know and I don't want to know." The highest salaried player in baseball told his audience to "swing in a downward motion, like you're chopping wood."

'Brady Bunch' at Kings Island

'Brady Bunch' at Kings Island

Cincinnati weathercasters through the years

Crosley Field during the 1937 flood, photo taken circa Jan. 25, 1937.

Times-Star Building is news icon

Reds Caravan through the years

January 11, 2012: Congratulations Barry Larkin 2012 National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee was shown on the Reds big screen during Barry Larkin's press conference in the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club at Great American Ball Park Wednesday January 11, 2012 in Downtown, Cincinnati.

JANUARY 10, 1982: Bengals play in the The AFC Championship. The air temperature was 9 degrees below zero. The wind chill was 59 degrees below zero, the coldest wind chill in NFL history. The game became known as "The Freezer Bowl." The final score: 27-7 Bengals. Fans celebrate on Fountain Square downtown Cincinnati.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport through the years

When elephants walked the streets of Terrace Park

January 9, 1977: Snow Won't Stop Those With Deep Determination...a car makes solitary way out Columbia Parkway from Fifth Street, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

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