Acknowledgements

I thank Tina Bamert, library assistant at the Cincinnati
Historical Society; Judy Bolton, head of public services, Special
Collections of the Louisiana State University Libraries; Diane
Mallstrom, librarian in the Rare Books and Special Collections
Department of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County;
Anne B. Shepherd, reference librarian at the Cincinnati Historical
Society; and John H. White Jr., formerly chairman of industries and
historian at the Smithsonian, who provided information on W.W.
Hamer and the Blymyer fire. The assistance of these dedicated
professionals made my article possible.

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