“They Ignored the Facts”

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The Enquirer has an excellent interview with Melissa Kramer the author of  “The Inclines of Cincinnati”.  From the article

While researching her book, Kramer found a parallel between the forces that doomed the inclines and those who want to stymie Mallory’s planned streetcars.

“They ignored the facts,” she said. “These forms of public transportation are tools for economic development.”

Read the rest of the article here.

2 thoughts on ““They Ignored the Facts”

    Randy Simes said:
    March 9, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Great article. I love history and especially love learning from it. Thanks for sharing…can’t wait to get Kramer’s book.

    Eliz. Lasky said:
    March 9, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Melissa Kramer is a classmate of mine, but I didn’t know that her book had been published yet. I’m glad to see it’s getting a nice reception.

    While you could argue that automobiles make inclines obsolete, think of how many people avoid downtown due to the parking situation. If there were inclines and streetcars, I think quite a few car owners would try it out.

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