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According to Employers, It Seems Like No One Ever Wanted to Work in Cincinnati

"No one wants to work anymore" is a popular meme these days, and it's a sentiment that has echoed through Cincinnati history for nearly 200 years.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Women and Their Doctors Found Many Pregnancy Solutions in Old Cincinnati

Abortions were an open secret and a life-threatening procedure during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

17 Curious Facts About Cincinnati Chili

Think you know everything about this area’s most famous culinary star? Dig in to this 17-way!

The Curious Histories of 17 Lost Bridges

Cincinnati and surrounding towns had a hard time keeping a good bridge up in the 1800s and early 1900s.