New Arrivals · Ohio Travel/History

November 10, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.
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.
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
[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.
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.

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