New Arrivals · Ohio Travel/History

September 15, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.
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.

The Blue book of Cincinnati.

August 5, 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio : Finneran.
v. ; 19 cm.
Publisher varies.
Includes Miss to Mrs. (a cross index of maiden and married names).

Cincinnati, Ohio Polk city directory.

July 16, 2015
[Taylor, Mich.?] : Polk Co.,
v. ; 34 cm.
Also includes the following Ohio and Kentucky communities: Addyston, Anderson Township, Arlingtn Heights, Blue Ash, Camp Dennison, Cheviot, Cincinnati, Cleves, College Hill, Columbia Townshipo, Covington, Deer Park, Elmwood Place, Fort Thomas, Ft. Mitchell, Ft. Wright, Glendale, Harrison, Hooven, Liberty Township, Lockland, Loveland, Maineville, Miamitown, Montgomery, Mount Healthy, Mt. Saint Joseph, N. College Hill, Newport, North Bend, Norwood, Park Hills, Reading, Saint Bernard, Sharonville, Silverton, Southgate, Springdale, Terrace Park, Walnut Hills, West Chester, Wilder, Wyoming
"Including: Hamilton County; Milford, Newtown, and Hills and Dales, Oh; Covington and Newport, Ky."

Me and the grandmas of Baghdad : and a garden of hope and repose : a memoir

July 10, 2015
Stephens, Martha, author.
vii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"An accomplished writer and ardent activist, Martha Stephens has never been afraid to ruffle feathers, whether it's marching with Occupy protests or exposing an unethical human radiation study. Her memoir, Me and the Grandmas of Baghdad, is an examination of the human spirit and a meditation on the many injustices of the world. Her prose will take you from her girlhood in Waycross, Georgia, to her garden in Cincinnati, Ohio, and her winters spent in Las Cruces, New Mexico. But no matter where this grandma roams, she is always thinking, writing and reflecting on how her life is so different, and yet not so different, from those of the grandmas of Baghdad."--Back cover.

Downtown Cincinnati guide.

June 23, 2015
[Cincinnati, Ohio : Downtown Cincinnati, Inc.]
v. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.

The county of Noble : a history of Noble County, Ohio, from the earliest days, with special chapter on military affairs, and special attention given to resources

June 23, 2015
Mt. Vernon, IN (6628 Uebelhack Rd., Mt. Vernon, IN 47620) : Windmill Publications, 2000.
255, 77 pages ; 26 cm
Reprint. Originally published: Madison, Wis. : Selwyn A. Brant, 1904.
Includes surname index.

New Philadelphia in vintage postcards

June 16, 2015
VanFossen, Erin L.
Charleston, SC : Arcadia, ©2004.
128 pages : chiefly illustrations, map ; 24 cm.


June 12, 2015
Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., c2012.
127 p. : chiefly ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm.
Innovative industries and business -- Services in town -- Faces around town -- Faith and worship -- Community scenes -- School bells -- Happenings through the years.

Legendary locals of Berea, Ohio

June 12, 2015
Mote, Patricia M., 1930-
Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., c2012.
127 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Hardin County

June 12, 2015
Marvin, Ronald I.
Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., c2011.
127 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.
Greetings from Hardin County -- Public buildings -- Street scenes -- Local businesses -- Transportation -- Schoolhouses -- Houses of Worship -- Recreation.

Lake Erie ports and boats : in vintage postcards

June 11, 2015
Witten, Sally Sue, 1924-
Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia, ©2001.
128 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.


June 11, 2015
Clendenin, David C.
Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., c2011.
127 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.
A look at Middletown--Industries come and go--The Great Flood of 1913--Schools and civic interests--Religion plays its part--Homes are important--Nearby amusement parks--The business community--Getting around--The later years.

Rockefeller's Cleveland

June 11, 2015
Gregor, Sharon E.
Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2010.
127 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.

Van Wert County

June 11, 2015
Bauer, Cheryl.
Charleston, SC : Arcadia, 2006.
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Youngstown : postcards from the Steel City

June 11, 2015
DeBlasio, Donna Marie.
Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Pub., ©2003.
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

East Liverpool

June 9, 2015
Seckman, Cathy Hester, author.
127 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.
At the beginning point -- One town, one industry -- Town and industry flourish -- Business, pleasure, and service -- Onward and upward -- Notoriety, danger, and everyday life -- The boom years -- The realignment years -- Divided we fall, united we stand.
Once known as the Pottery Capital of the World, East Liverpool boasted some 300 potteries in its heyday, along with many ancillary industries. When British immigrant Thomas Bennett found promising clay deposits along the riverfront, he opened the city's first one-kiln pottery in 1839. From that humble beginning, the industry burgeoned, eventually spreading up the hills and across the river. Besides sturdy kitchenware, hotel china, toilet ware, and ceramic doorknobs and insulators, the potteries produced such elegant designs as Lotus Ware, Lu-Ray, and Fiesta Ware. The men, women, and children who worked in the potteries also built a town with a busy and complex social life. Churches, schools, cultural and service organizations, theaters, and restaurants filled the downtown area. East Liverpool struggled after the collapse of the pottery industry in the second half of the 20th century but has persevered into the 21st century with hope for the future.

Kelleys Island 1866-1871 : the lodge, suffrage & baseball

June 9, 2015
Korenko, Leslie.
Kelleys Island, Ohio : The Wine Press, c2012.
435 p. : ill., ports., maps ; 26 cm.
Sequel to both: Kelleys Island 1862-1865 : the Civil War, the island soldiers, & the Island Queen and Kelleys Island : the courageous, poignant & often quirky lives of island pioneers, 1810-1861

Kelleys Island 1872-1876 : the hotels, the telegraph & the Lime Company

June 9, 2015
Korenko, Leslie.
Kelleys Island, Ohio : The Wine Press, c2013.
442 p. : ill., ports., maps ; 26 cm.
Sequel to: Kelleys Island 1866-1871 : the lodge, suffrage & baseball.

Kelleys Island 1877-1884 : the fire, the Great Grooves & a mysterious disappearance

June 9, 2015
Korenko, Leslie.
Kelleys Island, Ohio : The Wine Press, [2015] ©2015
412 pages : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 26 cm
Sequel to: Kelleys Island 1872-1876 : the hotels, the telegraph & the Lime Company.
Additional information can be found on the Internet, at

Hamilton's industrial heritage

June 3, 2015
Piland, Richard N., author.
Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2015]
127 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Includes index.


June 3, 2015
Richison, Nancy L., author.
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The early years -- The young pioneers -- Turn of the century -- Modern times -- Athletic pursuits -- Excellence in education -- A sense of place -- Jack Nicklaus discovers Dublin -- Celebrating the city -- Booming business.

Vinton County

June 3, 2015
Tribe, Deanna L., author.
Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2015]
127 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.


June 3, 2015
Krumm, Robert, author.
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Founded in 1852 amid dense forests and the mosquito-infested Great Black Swamp, Wauseon became the county seat of one of the last areas in Ohio to be settled. Named in honor of a local Potawatomi chief, Wauseon is the birthplace of Ohio's last surviving Civil War veteran and early race car legend Barney Oldfield. Wauseon was one of the first communities in the United States to implement rural mail delivery and establish a public phone service. Among its manufacturing operations is a company that made flashlights used on the Apollo moon landings. Wauseon is truly a city people take to heart, reflecting strong Midwestern values."--Provided by publisher.

Dayton through time

June 3, 2015
Dalton, Curt, 1958-
[United States] : America Through Time, 2015.
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

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