“The Fog Upon Which Cincinnati Prides Herself”
In March of 1905, J.M. Nickes wrote the following in a piece titled “Land-Sculpting Displayed About Cincinnati” for The Teachers’ Bulletin, a monthly publication of the University of Cincinnati:
The beauty and picturesqueness of Cincinnati’s situation are well known. The girdle of hills which has vainly striven to confine her within narrow limits is the chief element in this beauty. From the tops of the hills there lies spread out a panorama over which one may linger for hours without tiring. The bright, clear days of summer are best for a view across the basin. At other seasons the smoke and fog, upon which Cincinnati also prides herself as unmistakable evidence of her thrift, cut off a large part of the view.
Here, captured in these photos from flickr user Jonmikel & Kat, is Cincinnati’s fog enveloping Over-the-Rhine:
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