Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Queen Speaks

Quotes from and about Cincinnati

"The city 'speaking apparatus' is again in session. The street railroads want to get rid of their contract to pay one cent for every passenger carried, into the City Treasury. This is about three thousand dollars a month from the railroads now in operation. This is worth fighting about, and there is a good deal of hubbub about it." - Rutherford B. Hayes in an entry in his Diary to his Uncle dated June 11, 1860. He was City Solicitor at the time. I thought it was funny.

Photo from the Library's Cincinnati Memory Project.

1 comment:

Jason said...

Nice post! Thanks for the pic!