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Why was Cincinnati Once Known as Porkopolis?

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Asked by Raghav Handa, 16 Apr '08 09:13 pm
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the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, has over time fostered a love/hate relationship with one of its monikers, Porkopolis. Cincinnati already housed its first slaughterhouse when it was first incorporated as a city in 1819. Between the late 1820's and mid 1830s, Cincinnatis easy access to river transport and farmland facilitated the citys development as the United States chief pork processing center. Prior to Cincinnatis reign, Buffalo, New York, was briefly the chief processing center.

As salt pork became a U.S. staple during this time period, Cincinnatis success followed. With pigs transported off ships and herded in the streets, the name Porkopolis became commonplace during the late 1820's. Although the pork packing industry was a source of financial wealth, the images of pigs wandering the streets at times caused embarrassment for the local area. Scandals also existed over the hog slaughtering processes and eventually led to government regulation.

The title of Porkopolis was short ...more
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The city of Cincinnati, Ohio, has over time fostered a love/hate relationship with one of its monikers, Porkopolis. Cincinnati already housed its first slaughterhouse when it was first incorporated as a city in 1819. Between the late 1820's and mid 1830s, Cincinnatis easy access to river transport and farmland facilitated the citys development as the United States chief pork processing center. Prior to Cincinnatis reign, Buffalo, New York, was briefly the chief processing center.

As salt pork became a U.S. staple during this time period, Cincinnatis success followed. With pigs transported off ships and herded in the streets, the name Porkopolis became commonplace during the late 1820's. Although the pork packing industry was a source of financial wealth, the images of pigs wandering the streets at times caused embarrassment for the local area. Scandals also existed over the hog slaughtering processes and eventually led to government regulation.

The title of Porkopolis was shor .. ...more
Answered by rajan, 23 Jun '13 05:13 pm

 
  
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Hmmmm......................... good answers by everyone
Answered by sush, 16 Apr '08 09:59 pm

 
  
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In 1802, Cincinnati was chartered as a village, and in 1819, it was incorporated as a city. The introduction of steam navigation on the Ohio River in 1811 and the completion of the Miami and Erie Canal helped the city grow to 115,000 citizens by 1850. The nickname Porkopolis was coined around 1835, when Cincinnati was the country's chief hog packing center, and herds of pigs traveled the streets. Called the "Queen of the West" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (although this nickname was first used by a local newspaper in 1819), Cincinnati was an important stop on the Underground Railroad, which helped slaves escape from the South.

Cincinnati also is known as the "City of Seven Hills." The seven hills are fully described in the June, 1853 edition of the West American Review, "Article III--Cincinnati: Its Relations to the West and South." The hills form a crescent from the east bank of the Ohio River to the west bank: Mount Adams, Walnut Hills, Mount Auburn, Vine Street Hill, Fairmount, ...more
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The city of Cincinnati, Ohio, has over time fostered a love/hate relationship with one of its monikers, Porkopolis. Cincinnati already housed its first slaughterhouse when it was first incorporated as a city in 1819. Between the late 1820's and mid 1830s, Cincinnatis easy access to river transport and farmland facilitated the citys development as the United States chief pork processing center. Prior to Cincinnatis reign, Buffalo, New York, was briefly the chief processing center
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The city of Cincinnati, Ohio, has over time fostered a love/hate relationship with one of its monikers, Porkopolis. Cincinnati already housed its first slaughterhouse when it was first incorporated as a city in 1819. Between the late 1820's and mid 1830s, Cincinnatis easy access to river transport and farmland facilitated the citys development as the United States chief pork processing center. Prior to Cincinnatis reign, Buffalo, New York, was briefly the chief processing center.
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