Post 46 – More from Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati,Ohio sits on the Ohio River, which separates Ohio from Kentucky.  During the period of slavery Cincinnati became an important haven for runaway slaves.  This was due to Ohio being a slave free State and Kentucky a slavery state, therefore many escaped slaves attempted to cross the Ohio River to freedom.

There are more United States Presidents from the Cincinnati Area than from any other city including William Henry Harrison. Ulysses S. Grant (who was actually born 25 miles east of Cincinnati), Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, and William Howard Taft.

Cincinnati was named  after the Roman consul Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519 BC – 430 BC).

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My Son Charlie surveys Downtown Cincinnati

Mount Adams stands high above Cincinnati City Centre with the Ohio River flowing behind.

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Eden Park Stand Pipe

This is the Eden Park Standpipe built in 1894 and standing 172 feet above Eden Park in the wealthy Mount Adams community of Cincinnati. This ornate water tower held water pumped into to it from the Ohio River and provided sufficient water pressure for the neighbourhood of Walnut Hills.

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Reds Home Stadium

This is the home stadium of the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Team, located right in the city centre on the banks of the Ohio River.

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A Derelict Factory in a Cincinnati Suburb 

Cincinnati has ares of dereliction as evidenced by this multi-storey factory, which is located on the opposite side of the rail tracks form the city centre.

 

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