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Cincinnati’s growth and development

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  • 1. Cincinnati’s Growth and Development By Andrea Dennis
  • 2. The Beginning
    • Founded in 1788 as Losantiville near the site of Fort Washington
    • Renamed Cincinnati by General St. Clair in 1790
    • Located on the Ohio River at the base of the Licking River and near the Miami River
  • 3. What does Cincinnati mean?
    • Cincinnati is the plural of Cincinnatus, a poor Roman who was respected for his wisdom and virtue. General St. Clair named Cincinnati because he was a Revolutionary War officer and a member of The Society of Cincinnati.
  • 4. Nicknames
    • The Queen City
    • Queen of the West
    • Porkopolis
    • Paris of America
  • 5. Water Transportation
    • Paddleboat
    • Canal boat
  • 6. Seven Hills
    • Cincinnati was settled in a basin surrounded by seven hills. Growth required expanding into the hills. Joseph Hill and George A. Smith worked together to create the Cincinnati Inclined Plane Railway Company.
  • 7. Businesses
    • Some businesses have their national headquarters located in Cincinnati. Some examples are…
  • 8. Procter & Gamble
    • Largest consumer goods company in the world
    • In 1830, William Procter and James Gamble met because they married sisters.
    • They needed the same raw goods for candles and soap.
    • Cincinnati is a major meat packing center that had fat and oil for candle and soap making.
  • 9. The United States Playing Card Company
    • They are the largest manufacturer of playing cards in the world.
    • Founded in 1894
    • They produce the card brands Bicycle, Bee, Aviator, Hoyle, KEM, Maverick, Streamline, and Congress.
  • 10. The Kroger Company
    • Barney Kroger founded the first grocery store in 1883.
    • One of the nation’s largest retailers today
    • He was the first to establish his own bakeries.
  • 11. First Reinforced Concrete Skyscraper
    • In 1903, A.O. Elzner built the first reinforced concrete skyscraper. It is 15 stories tall and still in use today.
  • 12. 1900’s and Beyond
    • Cincinnati is continuing to grow today. People considered the cities Covington, Newport, and Florence part of the Greater Cincinnati. Cincinnati is surrounded by its history as it progresses into the future.