A Bicentennial History of Green Township: Uncovering a Jewel in the Crown of the Queen City, 1809-2009
by Joe Flickinger, 2010.
In 1809, Cincinnati was officially a burgeoning Wild West town. It was called the “gateway to the west” by the people pouring onto the public landing from the myriad of steamboats docking by the river’s edge. Meanwhile, a densely forested, recently opened area just [a few?] miles outside the city was being organized. A handful of rough and tumble frontiersman took a break from cutting their farms from the forest and answered the call from the constable to attend a meeting establishing a township. This township met the requirements of the Land Ordinance of 1785—a thirty-six square mile tract of land; the only one laid out this way in the Symmes Purchase. These men unknowingly were helping to set the stage for what would become one of the largest townships in Ohio. In 2009, two hundred years after its founding, Green Township has become known as the “Westside” by outsiders. To those who live there, it is called home. This book celebrates the history and heritage of Green Township, and its journey from isolated frontier wilderness to being one of the largest townships in the state of Ohio. Numerous photographs, an appendix, a bibliography, and a full-name index add to the value of this work. 2011, 5½x8½, paper, index, 130 pp. ISBN: 0788453092
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No Witnesses: The Story of Robbery and Murder at the Cabinet Supreme Savings and Loan
by Kate March, 2008. "No Witnesses." Those two words and the thinking behind them drove three petty thugs to become mass murderers. Their crime, which rocked the sleepy suburban Delhi Township, did, in fact, have witnesses, before and after it was committed, including the women they killed. This is the story of how top notch police work, emerging technology, and interdepartmental cooperation led to the murderers' arrests. No Witnesses was written based upon full examination of the interview tapes, the trial transcripts, and interviews of the key characters involved, including John Leigh. After being sentenced to death, the three killers' sentences were commuted to life in prison.
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Images of America - Delhi: Cincinnati's Westside
Expeditions led by John Cleves Symmes in 1788 brought the first settlers to the Delhi area. But the township really came to life in 1817, when the Ohio legislature passed a bill to name the area “Del High.” There are many speculations about the origin of this name, but the true answer has been lost to history. Many farms sprouted up in Delhi, as well as nearly 60 greenhouses, but only about a half-dozen remain today. As the greenhouses and farms grew, so did the population. Schools, churches, and businesses were built, and in 1829, the Sisters of Charity was established. Residents of Delhi survived the Cholera epidemic of the mid-19th century and three major tornadoes. Delhi citizens are devout, and many continue to live in the same area in which they were born.
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