Then and Now: Cincinnati and Northern Kentuckyby J. Bruce Baumann, Nick Clooney, Robert Flischel
For African-Americans following the North Star to freedom, the Ohio River was the magical dividing line between the
For European immigrants looking for a fresh start the Cincinatti/Northern Kentucky area was a familiar landscape. They envisioned grapes growing on hillsides, pigs being fattened for sausage and rivers to take their produce and products to market.
For African-Americans following the North Star to freedom, the Ohio River was the magical dividing line between the north and south.
And for Appalachian farmers living in the mountains, this area promised jobs not only to feed their own families, but also extra money that could be sent home to help those who stayed behind.
The Cincinatti/Northern Kentucky area is a diverse community of more than 100 distinctive cities and neighborhoods. Each with its own story to tell.
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