New Arrivals · Ohio Travel/History

May 4, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

No outlet

May 3, 2016
Klayer, Ben, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : GGI Publishing, [2016]
199 pages ; 23 cm
"No Outlet recounts the true coming-of-age tale of two adolescent boys as they grow up together on an impoverished dead-end street called Francis Ave. One fateful summer evening, a new neighbor kid--named David--asks twelve-year- old Ben Klayer for a bicycle tire pump. They begin pedaling around together and quickly become best friends. Over the next six years, Ben and David share many experiences while living on Francis Avenue. Some good like winning a three-legged race, at a birthday party. Some hilarious, like pissing on a campfire to put it out, and some necessary, like working first jobs, and applying to college. The two boys also witness some horrible situations, such as rampant drug dealing, and child abuse. Together, Ben and David cope with the imbalanced conditions. They look for outlets; not only literally, but with their lives. Will they thrive beyond Francis Avenue?"--Page [4] of cover.

The Cincinnati courthouse riot

April 18, 2016
Rolfes, Steven J., author.
Gretna : Pelican Publishing Company, 2016.
208 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection, bound in original paper cover.
Cincinnati and the Gilded Age -- Dress rehearsal for a riot -- The curious world of Cincinnati politics -- Murder most foul -- A dragon rises from the Ohio -- Murder most foul, again! -- The trial and the verdict -- Escape and a meeting at Music Hall -- The first night -- The second night -- The third night -- Lessons unlearned.
"In the late nineteenth century, political corruption had plagued Cincinnati for years, and the city repeatedly turned a blind eye to its leaders' depravity. However, a string of murders in the mid-1880s, culminating in the controversial verdict of an 1884 murder trial, sparked a three-day riot during which the Hamilton County courthouse was burned to the ground. This account of the incident serves as a reminder that true freedom and democracy require all citizens to hold elected officials accountable for leading responsibly"--Provided by publisher.

Cincinnati and the Civil War : 1865 with index

April 5, 2016
Wimberg, Robert J., author.
©2015
154 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates, 30 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes surname indexes for "Off to battle, 1861; Under attack, 1862 ; 1863 surname index ; 1864 surname index ; 1865 surname index.
"August Willich ; Memorial Hall"--front cover and back cover.

History of Crawford County, Ohio : horizons '76

March 15, 2016
Bucyrus, Ohio : Crawford County Historical Foundation, ©1976.
608 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 29 cm

Cincinnati theaters

February 11, 2016
Rolfes, Steven J., author.
Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2016]
127 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection, bound in orignal paperbound cover.
A night at the Opera House -- Downtown theaters -- Out in the suburbs -- My Old Kentucky movie house -- Please replace speakers before exiting -- The genius of waters is ready for her close-up.
"Theaters have always been the places where memories are made. There, on Saturday afternoons, children could escape the pressures of growing up to live for two hours in a fantasy world of daring heroes, dastardly villains, and dazzling magic. They were the places where awkward teenage boys could nervously, and often clumsily, put their arms around equally nervous girls. In years past, every neighborhood had its own local theater. Downtown was home to the great movie palaces, ornate portals to a world of motion picture thrills. For a unique experience, nothing could beat a hot summer night at the drive-in. Today, in the era of the corporate multiplex, the great movie palaces are just memories. Some neighborhood cinemas are now churches or venues for meetings, wedding receptions, and small concerts. Images of America: Cincinnati Theaters looks back at these marvelous old theaters and the days when they were in their prime."--Page [4] of cover.

Cincinnati east criss+cross directory.

February 3, 2016
North Canton, Ohio : Haines & Co., Inc.,
v. ; 35 cm.

Cincinnati west criss+cross directory.

February 3, 2016
North Canton, Ohio : Haines & Co., Inc.,
v. ; 35 cm.

Landmarks of historical Montgomery.

January 8, 2016
[Montgomery, Ohio?] : Montgomery Landmarks Commission, [1994]
32 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Sketches by Diane P. Eberhard ; acknowledgements by Vicki E. Hirsch, chairperson, Montgomery Landmarks Commission.
"1795 Montgomery 1995"--Cover.

Timeline. Vol. 32 no. 4, Oct.-Dec. 2015.

January 7, 2016
Columbus, Ohio : Ohio History Connection, 2015.
56 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes an article by Michael A. Banks, pages 2-13, "Toys for peace" (the Doepke brothers, Charles and Frederick, better known as Fritz, were early entrants into the post-World War II children's toy market"); and a photographic album by David R. Barker, Ohio History Connection, pages 34-39, "Grant boyhood home restoration."
"A publication of the Ohio History Connection."

Unforgettable Ohioans : thirteen mavericks who made history on their own terms

November 25, 2015
McNutt, Randy, author.
Kent, Ohio : Black Squirrel Books, a trade imprint of The Kent State University Press, [2015]
x, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Caesar, frontier explorer -- Benjamin R. Hanby, Christmas composer -- James W. Senver, American adventurer -- David Harpster, the Wool King -- Lucy Webb Hayes, the soldiers' friend -- Moses Fleetwood Walker, writer-ballplayer -- Zachary Lansdowne, airship commander -- Blanche Noyes, champion aviatrix -- Clayton Brukner, aviation tycoon -- Mildred Gillars, traitor and teacher -- Lloyd Copas, cowboy singer -- Sydney Nathan, music man -- Josephine Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Hidden history of Cleveland

November 9, 2015
Busta-Peck, Christopher.
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2011.
142 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
The author shares a selection of historical facts about Cleveland that were originally featured in his Cleveland Area History blog.

Annual manual : the local's guide to living in Cincinnati.

November 2, 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio : Published by CityBeat
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Title from cover.
Copies in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room have original printed wrappers.

Buried beneath Cleveland : lost cemeteries of Cuyahoga County

October 27, 2015
Krejci, William G., 1975- author.
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2015.
191 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

West Columbus

October 13, 2015
Lehosit, Sean V., 1985- author.
©2015
127 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
The early settlers: setting the stage for West Columbus -- Camp Chase: legacy of the Civil War -- Land use: transition from farmland to subdivisions -- Natural disasters: surviving the floods -- Transportation: trains, streetcars, and motorcycles -- Business and sports: moving into a new era -- Education: from a log cabin to largest district in Ohio -- Religion: a churchgoing community.
"Present-day West Columbus is a collective of neighborhoods born from the western banks of the Scioto River in what became Franklin County on April 30, 1803. The first settlement, Franklinton, was founded by Lucas Sullivant in 1797, platted two years after he received 6,000 acres in payment for surveying the central Ohio portion of the Virginia Military District. Later expansions included the areas of Sullivants Hill, Rome, and Camp Chase. While the first settlers were farmers and ex-soldiers, the land would also attract Quakers, rail men, real estate moguls, and manufacturers. The neighborhoods found success even though the Scioto River, which birthed the region, on multiple occasions threatened to wash them off the map during three great floods. Characterized by a hardworking and driven population, the community attracted major investments by the mid-1900s, including the expanded operations of the General Motors Fisher Body Plant."--Back cover.

Bowling Green : a town and gown history

October 12, 2015
Charter, Stephen M., author.
©2015
127 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
Boomtown to university town -- Airport, k-rations, and postwar expansion -- Enrollment boom, activism, and unrest -- Building community.
"The city of Bowling Green began as a small settlement on sand ridges of the Great Black Swamp. Through the efforts of determined citizens who tapped into a wealth of natural resources, it became a thriving community. Always looking for opportunities to promote their town, a group of local residents successfully campaigned to secure Bowling Green as the site of Bowling Green State Normal College. The community and college have worked together through the years to develop and strengthen a mutually beneficial relationship that continues to enrich the lives of its student population. Local businesses have provided entertainment and social venues, as well as goods and services to students, and Bowling Green State University has provided cultural and educational programs for residents. Collaborative initiatives have enabled the college and community to work together in order to improve life for the entire Bowling Green community."--Back cover.

Williams' Cincinnati guide and street directory.

October 9, 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio : Williams Directory Company, [1928?]
223 pages ; 15 cm
Title constructed from page [224].
Library's copy defective: lacks original cover, title page and map.
Map references -- What to see in Cincinnati -- Cemeteries -- Church directory -- Hospitals -- Hotels -- Parks -- Athletic fields -- Playgrounds -- Railroad passenger, ticket and freight offices and depots -- Street car routes -- Motor bus lines -- Public buildings, flats, etc. -- Street directory.

Harper's new monthly magazine. no. 398, July, 1883.

October 8, 2015
©1883
[165]-324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Title from cover.
Library's copy bound in black cloth by John G. Kidd & Son.

A brief history of Wyandot County, Ohio

October 8, 2015
Marvin, Ronald I., author.
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2015.
153 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Published on behalf of the Wyandot County Archaeological and Historical Society.

A guide to historic Marietta, Ohio

October 8, 2015
Sturtevant, Lynne.
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2011.
142 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
History : ancient roots and great expectations -- Downtown : echoes of 1900 -- Harmar : the West Side -- The Downtown Residential District : mansions, mounds, and Marietta College -- The campus Martius Museum complex : Native Americans, pioneers and rivermen -- The Appalachian countryside : Belpre, scenic byways and the Wayne National Forest -- Williamstown : Fenton Glass, Henderson Hall and the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge -- Blennerhassett Island : glamour and treason.

Columbus and the Great Flood of 1913 : the disaster that reshaped the Ohio Valley

October 8, 2015
Hinds, Conrade C., 1953-
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2013.
156 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Machine generated contents note: The Gamble of Living the Good Life in the Flood Plain -- An Alaskan Volcanic Winter at Our Front Door -- The "What" and "Why" of Floods and Flooding -- Ohio Flood History -- Twentieth-Century Flooding Puts on a Different Face -- Enter the Grand Champion of Ohio Floods -- West Columbus Caught by Surprise -- The Local Fear of a Dam Break -- Statewide Communication Failure and Restoration -- Wheeling, West Virginia, and Zanesville, Ohio -- Chillicothe and Dayton -- A Plan of Solutions and Opposition to Common Sense.

Grove City

October 8, 2015
Lanese, Laura, author.
Charleston, SC : Arcadia Publishing, 2015.
95 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.

Cincinnati, 1788 to 1800 : a historical vignette.

October 5, 2015
Starr, Stephen Z.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : The Cincinnati Historical Society, 1976.
5 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Cover title.
"Published as a supplement to The Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin, volume 34, Summer 1976, Number 2."

First annual directory of the village of Sycamore

September 14, 2015
Ladd, F.
Sycamore, O. : Printed at the Observer Office, 1889.
80 pages ; 18 cm
Advertisements included throughout.

Clifton: neighborhood and community in an urban setting : a brief history

August 14, 2015
Shapiro, Henry D., author.
©1976
xv, 79 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Reprint. Originally published: Cincinnati : Laboratory of American Civilization, 1976. New material copyright, 2014.
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection, bound in original paper binding.
Editor's introduction / Charles F. Casey-Leininger -- The beginnings of Clifton -- The settlement of the country -- Incorporation and its consequences: the emergence of a suburb -- Clifton School and a sense of place -- Annexation and the idea of suburb -- The new Clifton and its stately homes -- The short road to neighborhood -- Clifton as neighborhood: the post annexation years -- Neighborhood and city -- Neighborhood as city: the rise of the community idea in Clifton -- About the authors: Zane L. Miller / Charles F. Casey-Leininger ; Henry D. Shapiro / Alan I. Marcus.
"Originally published in 1976, this book was the initial product Zane Miller and Henry D. Shapiro's "Laboratory of American Civilization," a way of studying larger trends in American history by focusing on small communities. This book traces the history of Cincinnati's first suburb community from empty farmland in the early 1800s to the well-developed, semi-autonomous community we recognize today. Throughout the book, the relationship of Clifton to the ever-expanding metropolis of Cincinnati is explored, from annexation battles to eventual inclusion in the city."--Publisher's description.

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