There are basically four rivers that empty
directly into the Ohio River in the Cincinnati area. The Licking River directly
across from Cincinnati in Northern Kentucky can be found on the Northern
Kentucky site mentioned on the Main Page. The other three are the Little and
Great Miami Rivers and the Mill Creek. The Mill Creek has for the most part of
the last century been considered one of the most polluted rivers in the country,
running as it does thru most of the biggest polluting factories and businesses
in the region. So don't be fooled by the hand colored images of the Mill Creek
The Little Miami drains into the Ohio east of Cincinnati and the Great (Big) Miami enters the Ohio west of Cincinnati. The Whitewater River flows into the Big Miami from Indiana. (only about 20 miles from downtown Cincinnati).
LITTLE MIAMI RIVER
Possibly the Plainville Mill
LITTLE MIAMI AT MILFORD
1858 View of Milford
C. & C. Traction Bridge
These are not postcards
The last two images above are present day photographs of the area.
RPPC Summer Camp
LITTLE MIAMI AT LOVELAND
Boating near Loveland Bridge over Obanion Creek
Four Real Photo Postcards Loveland Park
The last card above is a Postal Card, it has a serrated edge on top which means it was a double card originally. The half removed was probably a post card that had to be mailed back to receive something.
Present day photograph
The real photo postcard above shows the intersection of Loveland Ave. and Riverside Drive. The Little Miami river can be seen on the left.
Viaduct over Little Miami
Foster is located between Loveland and Kings Mills.
River at Kings Mill
On The Little Miami
The two postcards above do not specify the location but they were by the Batavia Post Card Co. so I am assuming they would not travel very far to take a generic image like this. The 2nd card is obviously a colorized version of the 1st card.
GREAT MIAMI RIVER
MIAMI / MIAMITOWN
Miami changed its name to Miamitown sometime in the 1920s.
RPPC RPPC of homes
Junction of Big Miami
And Whitewater River
Lost Bridge? at Cleves, Ohio
Can anyone help explain this one?
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