Cincinnati’s history may conjure such icons as William Howard Taft, Pete Rose, and Fountain Square, but there are hundreds of stories of the city’s past and present waiting to be discovered. Cincinnati: An Illustrated Timeline presents the pivotal moments in the history of the Queen City, some told for the first time. Follow along from the indigenous mound builders to the development of the first American city after the Revolutionary War. Watch the evolution of a city that was home to the first professional baseball team all the way to the revitalized urban center and the emergence of the FC Cincinnati soccer team. Through vignettes and hundreds of photographs and illustrations, author and historian Jeff Suess serves as your guide through the blossoming of a western river town into a meat-packing Porkopolis and one of the most influential cities of the mid-19th century. The timeline is multifaceted, exploring politics and race to the arts and pop culture, while also unveiling Cincinnati’s role in the Underground Railroad, the spread of Reform Judaism, and the development of the polio vaccine. Whether you’re a lifelong resident or a curious traveller, the pages of this book will help you learn, remember, and discover more than you ever knew about Cincinnati.
About the Author
Jeff Suess is the author of Lost Cincinnati, Hidden History of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Then and Now and AAC 150 on the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He is the librarian of the Cincinnati Enquirer, where he keeps the newspaper archive and writes about Cincinnati history. He lives in White Oak on Cincinnati’s West Side with his wife, Kristin, and their daughter, Dashiell.