Cincinnati, Queen City of the West, in 1876. Located on the north bank of the OHIO where the river sweeps in a wide curve to the east, Cincinnati was a natural terminal point and gateway to the intricate navigable waterways of the Mississippi Basin. A historic 1,057-foot suspension bridge, designed and built by the famous John Roebling, was opened in 1867. It joins Cincinnati by road to its sister city, Covington, Kentucky.
Pinner says: If you like vintage signs you MUST CHECK OUT the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati OH - they just moved into a new space and it's AMAZING! (my photos are from the old spot and still pretty cool)
"Ghost Ship" in a creek near Cincinnati off Ohio river. The "Circle Line V" was launched on April 12, 1902 as the "Celt" and has had a long and interesting history before being ground in the creek off the final owner's property in 1986. It rots there to this day. More info at: http://queencitydiscovery.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-ghost-ship.html
Home (r) of Charles McMicken. When he died in 1858, he gave $1 million to the city to found a university. McMicken Hall (l) was built in 1875 From 1896-1917 it was the medical college. Commuters on the adjacent trolley complained of medical students' habit of waving dismembered arms & legs out the windows at the female passengers as the trolleys passed. Next to the school was the Schoenling Brewery where the freezer was used for both cadavers and beer.