New Arrivals · Ohio Travel/History

November 18, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cincinnati, Ohio : a photographic portrait

November 17, 2017
Wolf, J. Miles, photographer.
Rockport, Massachusetts : Twin Lights Publishers ; [2017]
128 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
With vivid color and rich detail, J. Miles Wolf captures the beauty and the spirit of Cincinnati, Ohio. Images of handsome historic buildings, vital urban streets, and stunning natural beauty bring the excitement of life in this diverse, sophisticated community into sharp focus.

German pioneers of Montgomery County, Ohio : early pioneer life in Dayton, Miamisburg, Germantown

November 14, 2017
Rattermann, H. A. (Heinrich Armin), 1832-1923.
Baltimore, Maryland : Published for Clearfield Company by Genealogical Publishing Company, 2014.
viii, 152 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

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

October 25, 2017
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.

Galion centennial souvenir : 1831-1931.

October 25, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [200-?]
29 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Title from cover.
Reprint. Originally published in 1931.

Cincinnati cemeteries

October 24, 2017
Heizer, Roy.
Atglen, Pa. : Schiffer Publishing, c2017.
112 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.

Fairfield through time

October 16, 2017
Fowler, Scott.
Charleston, SC : Arcadia Publishing, 2016.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Symmes Corner -- West-Great Miami River -- Northeast-Furmandale -- Southeast-Stockton
The City of Fairfield can trace its roots to the early 1950s, prior to becoming a city, when the City of Hamilton was initiating efforts to incorporate a large chunk of what was then Fairfield Township. But the history of this southwest Ohio city actually dates back almost 200 years. The city of Fairfield was originally part of the legendary Symmes Purchase, a small but major real estate transaction that resulted in the establishment of a major US city and led to a population outbreak that helped inaugurate statehood for Ohio. --Back cover.


October 16, 2017
Smith, Brian (Local historian), author.
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Downtown -- The moument and the courthouse -- Bridges -- Industry -- Architecture -- Churches -- Schools -- Neighborhoods -- Parks and recreation -- People and events.

The Ohio railroad guide, illustrated : Cincinnati to Erie, via Columbus and Cleveland.

October 16, 2017
Charleston, SC : Marula, an imprint of Arcadia Publishing, [2017]
135 pages, 27 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Facsimile reprint. Originally published: Columbus : Ohio State Journal Co., 1854.
"A Marula historical reprint, originally published in 1911."--Cover.
The Little Miami Rail Road did not exist twelve years since - nor any other railway in the Valley of the Ohio - but now it is here, to take you on your journey with all the speed, comfort and convenience of any such road, in any country ; and there are three thousand miles of railway in this valley. Year after year hundreds of miles are added to the number, and where it once took weeks to accomplish a journey, it now takes only hours. What a revolution. But the revulution is not in the gain of time only, nor even money. The great change is in society.

Picturesque Cincinnati

October 16, 2017
Dawson, James W., author.
Charleston, SC : Marula, an imprint of Arcadia Publishing, [2017]
241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Facsimile reprint. Originally published: Cincinnati, Ohio : Jon Shillito Company, 1883.
"A Marula historical reprint, originally published in 1883."--Cover.
"A Bit of History. Cincinnati, or Losanteville as the place was first named (l'os-ante-ville, the town opposite the mouth), was settled in the latter part of 1788 or beginning of 1789 by a party under Israel Ludlow. The ground on which the city stands was purchased by Matthias Denman, who associated with himself Robert Patterson and John Filson. The latter was killed by Indians on a visit to the site of the proposed settlement, and Ludlow took his place in the enterprise. The date of the settlement is involved in doubt; although Dec. 28, 1788, is generally celebrated as the birthday of the town"--Back cover.

Short stories of Harrison, Ohio : remembering times gone by in Harrison, Ohio

August 29, 2017
Viel, Terry E., author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2017]
204 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"August, 2017"--Dedication page.
"A collection of short stories from Harrison, Ohio"--Cover.
"A collection of over 70 short stories from [Viel's] previously published Harrison historical writings of events, people, and happenings in Harrison, Ohio history"--Title page.

Madisonville sesquicentennial 1959.

August 4, 2017
[Cincinnati, OH] : Madisonville Sesquicentennial Corporation, 1960.
[v], 94 leaves : illustrations, photographs (some color) ; 64 cm
Cover title.
"Dedicated to those who made the Madisonville Sesquicentennial a reality, this record of events is presented by the Madisonville Sesquicentennial Corporation and the Madisonville Business Association - 1960"--page [iii].
Executive committee -- Committee chairmen -- Planning and publicity -- History of Madisonville -- Baseball night-Crosley Field -- Parade -- Brothers of the Brush -- Sesqui-Belles -- Merchants program -- Official Sesquicentennial program -- Pet contest -- Shaving contest -- Oldest citizens award -- Sunbonnets for Sesquicentennial -- Baking contest -- Merchants window display contest -- School ground activities -- Eastern Hills Journal (Sesqui Edition) -- Miscellaneous -- Resume.
A scrapbook documenting the sesquicentennial celebration of Madisonville, a Cincinnati, Ohio neighborhood, that was held June 24-28, 1959. Scrapbook includes clippings, photographs, and documents of the various events that were held including: the Sesquicentennial Baseball Night at Crosley Field, the parade, the merchants program, various contests, and a banquet held for organizers by the Madisonville Business Association. Scrapbook also contains the complete contents of the June 24, 1959 edition of the Eastern Hills journal (v. xxiv, no. 33) and the front page of the July 1, 1959 Eastern Hills journal (v. xxiv, no. 34).

A brief topographical description of the county of Washington, in the state of Ohio

August 2, 2017
Delafield, John, 1812-1866.
[Ohio?] : Republished by C. Montrose, 2003.
37 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

The Belmont County, Ohio Board of Commissioners' journal, 1804-1807

August 1, 2017
New Albany, Ohio : Carol Montrose, 2014.
115 pages ; 28 cm.
The Board of County Commissioners were relative to county business, showing date of meeting, names of members present and action taken on motions and resolutions. Includes allowances of bills and claims ... ; approval of contracts for construction and repair of roads, bridges and other improvements ... ; approval of bond issues and sales ... ; appropriations to all departments, institutions, and for relief, and all other business.
Includes index.

Noble County, Ohio : a history

August 1, 2017
Pickenpaugh, Roger.
Baltimore, MD : Otter Bay Books, 2012.
200 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The early days -- The 88th county -- The Civil War years -- The pattern of life, 1865-1917 -- Facets of the pattern -- War, Depression, and war, 1917-1945 -- The post-war years.

Cincinnati, Ohio Polk city directory.

July 24, 2017
[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."

Raw recruits and bullish prisoners : Ohio's capital in the war of 1812

July 18, 2017
Medert, Patricia Fife.
Chillicothe, Ohio : Ross County Historical Society, 1992.
176 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm
Includes index.

A historical sketch of the village Hartwell

July 7, 2017
Conner, Oliver Edgington.
Cincinnati, Ohio : [publisher not identified], 1921.
11 pages ; 16 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection is bound in original tan paper wrappers.

List of subscribers and public pay stations

July 7, 2017
Cincinnati : The Ohio Valley Company, 1889.
107 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection, unbound with front and back tan wrappers detached.
Contains: Additional list of subscribers of the City and Suburban Telegraph Association and Bell Telephone Exchange : Cincinnati, published June 13th, 1890.

Norwood : 1940-1979

June 27, 2017
Daniels, Susan, author.
127 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Department, Cincinnati Room has original pictorial wrappers.|5OC
"The images used in this book come exclusively from the collection of the Norwood Historical Society"--page 6.
Driving along Montgomery Road -- Norwood events -- Shopping and dining -- Building the city -- Clubs and organizations -- School fun -- Working for Norwood -- Everyday life.
"Although settlers moved into Norwood as early as 1787, Norwood was not incorporated as a city until 1902. Apart from the city of Cincinnati, Norwood is the second largest city within Hamilton County, Ohio. Several large companies, such as Globe Wernicke Company and the United States Playing Card Company, were developed in Norwood, creating rapid industrial growth and many job opportunities through the years. With the large companies booming came the development of homes, schools, and small businesses. Norwood: 1940-1979 depicts how citizens lived, shopped, worked, and played during Norwood's heyday."--Back cover.

An underground community : how Blacks settled in the historic village of Glendale

June 14, 2017
Parrish, William M., author.
[United States?] : Xlibris, [2017]
xx, 117 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The road to Glendale -- Underground Railroad conductor John Van Zandt -- Underground Railroad stations -- Reverend Wallace Shelton: Underground Railroad conductor, community leader, abolitionist & pastor -- Bishop Benjamin W. Arnett: community leader, politician, bishop, educator -- Eleanor & Fredrick Eckstein: an introduction to Eckstein School -- Exceptional black athletes -- Camp Glendale & Mary Emery -- Integration and consolidation -- After Eckstein.
"How did blacks settle in the village of Glendale, Ohio? [In] this book, you'll learn that there were significant dedicated leaders, black and white, living in the historic village of Glendale who gave their lives for freedom of a people. Among these 'unlikely ambassadors' were: an amazing Underground Railroad conductor, two local black pastors, and a teacher so significant to the movement that Eckstein School, a school for black children, was named after her"--Adapted from back cover.

Sharon Woods Village : John Hauck House.

June 6, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio : Historic Southwest Ohio, Inc., [1985?]
1 sheet (6 unnumbered panels) : illustrations, maps ; 22 x 29 cm folded to 22 x 10 cm

Spring Grove Cemetery : a self-guided walking tour

June 5, 2017
Linden, Blanche M. G., 1946- author.
1 sheet (13 panels) : illustrations, map ; 23 x 64 cm, folded to 23 x 10 cm
Cover title.
"Prepared with the support of the Joint Program in Human Values and the Built Environment of the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Humanities Council"--Front panel.
A walking tour of the Spring Grove Cemetery containing information on landmarks such as the Fleischmann Mausoleum, the Soldiers' Monument, the Kidd Monument and the Dexter Mausoleum.

A visitors guide to the beauty and history of Spring Grove.

June 5, 2017
Cincinnati : The Cemetery of Spring Grove, [1987?]
1 sheet (24 unnumbered panels) : color illustrations, color map ; 43 x 56 cm, folded to 22 x 10 cm
Cover title.
The Cemetery of Spring Grove -- More than a living memorial to past generations -- Things to see at Spring Grove. Horticulture & landscaping ; Historic buildings ; Magnificent mausoleums ; Sculpture & monuments ; Trees of Spring Grove ; Wildlife -- [Map].
A brochure containing information about the history of Spring Grove Cemetery as well as the historic buildings, sculpture, trees and wildlife that can be found there.

A pleasant and healthy place : the origin and evolution of Mount Healthy, Ohio

June 2, 2017
Cross, Bradley, author.
104 pages : photographs, maps ; 23 cm
Statement of responsibility taken from page facing title page verso.
"In 1817 two enterprising pioneers platted a tiny village in southwestern Ohio. Recognizing the potential of the location on a green, tree-filled hilltop over which ran the main road between the expanding cities of Cincinnati and Hamilton, they thus set in motion the founding of Mt. Pleasant, eventually renamed Mt. Healthy. The history of this community, while unique, is also part of a larger story; it is representative of the way thousands of small villages would shape the unfolding history of Ohio and the nation."--Back cover.

My father's closet

May 25, 2017
McClintock, Karen A., 1953- author.
xii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Winged cupid -- Grandma wanted a girl -- Courtship by pie -- The porch swing -- Awestruck -- Hamburg, Germany -- The radio show -- The lesson -- Pearl Harbor Day -- Farewell -- Boot camp -- Engagement letter -- Gathered here -- Groundbreaking -- Thanksgiving -- Mom's little ditties -- Independence days -- No one dives deep -- The Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts -- Our new basement -- An accident waiting to happen -- The faculty club -- Student protests -- The New York Gay Liberation March -- Stephanie -- No going back -- New York underground -- The pipes might freeze -- The crash -- The AIDS epidemic -- Last days -- The shiny blue casket -- Saying goodbye -- The wake -- Mom comes out at last -- The bust -- National Coming Out Day.
"Thirty years after her father’s death, Karen McClintock sets out to find the gay father she never really knew. As we follow the unraveling family secret, we find ourselves drawn into her story as they stumble into infidelity, grieve heartbreaking losses, and remain loyal in love. Set in Columbus, Ohio, My Father’s Closet tells the story of how just before the war, McClintock’s parents fell in love and married, while overseas in Germany the man whom she believes became her father’s lover was concealing his Jewish and gay identities in order to escape to America. A set of her father’s journals, letters her parents sent to each other during the Second World War, and a mysterious painting all lead her toward the truth about her gay father. McClintock weaves a complex secret into the fabric of lives we truly care about. And in the process, she leads us out of her father’s closet. This gripping memoir captures the longing children feel for a distant or hidden parent and taps into the complexity of human connection and abandonment. The characters are resilient and vibrant. The hidden lovers, the nosey neighbors, and surprise lovers all show up. In the end, this extraordinary family finds ways to connect and freedom to love. Anyone who grew up with a family secret will appreciate the dynamics afoot in this fast-paced and compelling story" --Inside jacket.

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