BY JANET STEINBERG
Founded in 1788, Cincinnati, Ohio is considered by many historians to be the “first American City” as it was the first major city to develop after America secured its independence. Located on the Ohio River where Ohio meets Northern Kentucky, the city was dubbed “The Queen City” by proud citizens in 1820. The celebrated poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow reinforced her royal moniker when he referred to the city as “Queen of the West” in his poem “Catawba Wine”.
Once a quiet conservative river town, Cincinnati has retained its classical roots. However, in the last decade, it has undergone a contemporary renaissance…it is now a classy city that sings and swings.
THE QUEEN CITY SINGS