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Old Posted Mar 6, 2018, 9:14 PM
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Originally Posted by destroycreate View Post
What exactly is the cliffnotes reason(s) that Cincinnati isn't bigger and better today than it could be?
Based on what I recall learning when I visited Cincinnati's Union Terminal museum dedicated to the history of the city, Cincinnati was growing at the same time as Chicago and there was a large crossroads in terms of logistics. Goods transported by river was the historical trend, but rail transportation was on the rise. Cincinnati doubled down on river and Chicago invested in rail. Rail won, and Cincinnati is what it is today versus Chicago because of that.

Someone please feel free to correct me if I got that wrong! I haven't been to that museum in quite some time.
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