Rip-roarin’, that is how I thinking of it as of today, August 19. Yesterday the only picture it evoked (having never been there) is baseball. It seems, due to the Ohio River and the other rivers that empty into it, that Cincinnati was always destined to be something really special. Not necessarily good, often naughty, sometimes
|Courthouse Riot, 1884|
I read that even today the majority of voters in Hamilton Country are Independents. Now, that just
|Harriett Beacher Stowe House|
From almost the beginning the area had river pirates, bootleggers, hostile Indians, rowdy soldiers, large groups of Irish and German immigrants, and slaves coming from the south with a desperate need to be free – what a mix! Plus there were the movers and shakers, the politicians and the builders, the meatpackers, and the iron workers. The energy on that spot – Hamilton County must be electric.
I hear that they are working hard now to bring the downtown back to life and with the energy it has (probably boiling up from the center of the earth) I can see that the city is rising up like a phoenix to greatness – and all her citizens proud of their great city. All part of Hamilton County.
Photos: Stowe House, Courthouse Riot, & Cincinnati from Kentucky www.wikipedia.comClipart: Phoenix www.microsoft.com/clipart/
MaryLu Tyndall's webpage 'The Cross and Cutlass': http://www.marylutyndall.com/2012/09/pirates-on-ohio-river.html