During the nineteenth century, various basin and hillside neighborhoods in Cincinnati were linked by over thirty miles of steps--along cliffs with extraordinary panoramic views and through ravines of stunning beauty.
Visitors who marvel at Cincinnati's “seven” hills never realize that they can actually be conquered on foot. And while almost all the stairs are regularly used by schoolchildren, runners, and some commuters, even native Cincinnatians have been unaware of the steps in neighborhoods other than their own. Until now.
Complete with easy-to-follow maps and directions, Walking the Steps of Cincinnati is a field guide that will introduce readers and walkers to over two hundred sets of steps within thirty-five urban and neighborhood trails. Each trail is distinctive, designed in a circular or figure-eight fashion. While some walks are more physically challenging than others, each route is less than four miles in length. All are rewarding, many revealing views and historic information seen only from these unique vantage points.
Mary Anna DuSablon is the author of America's Collectible Cookbooks: The History, the Politics, the Recipes (Ohio, 1994) and Cincinnati Recipe Treasury: The Queen City's Culinary Heritage (Ohio, 1989).
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“In following Robert Pond through the pages of Follow the Blue Blazes, I find myself at turns in the company of a sharp scout, a kindly neighbor, an inspirational teacher, and—if I may say so—a kindred spirit to the likes of Thoreau and Robert Louis Stevenson.” —Steven M. Newman
This famous book takes you on an extensive gem and mineral collecting tour of Colorado, revealing the interesting places where Nature has stored her treasures. Detailed directions are given for reaching the noted as well as the little-known localities in all sections of this great mineral-producing state. Included are numerous mileage logs never before published, and many sketch maps made especially for this book. A unique system arranges the localities along segments of the main highways.
Guide to Chicago’s Historic Suburbs on Wheels and on Foot
By Ira J. Bach and Susan Wolfson
· Introduction by Carroll William Westfall
Although the Chicago area is famous the world over for its splendid architecture, the architectural treasures of the suburban area have remained largely unknown. Ira Bach, assisting by Susan Wolfson, has now provided a comprehensive readable guide to more than 850 nineteenth century dwellings, commercial buildings, public buildings, and churches which are memorable and well worth visiting for their fine architecture and their historic significance.
Located near Cincinnati, Mariemont was designed as a self-sufficient town, its inspiration derived from the English Garden City and concepts developed in the early twentieth century. In 2007, Mariemont earned National Historic Landmark status from the Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior.