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FOX19 builds Facebook timeline full of Cincy history

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

FOX19 has teamed up with the Hamilton County Public Library to bring all of our fans a look back at great moments in Cincinnati history.

Starting with our city's founding in 1788, the historians at the library have dug deep into their extensive archives to provide our Facebook fans with photos and background for the events that moved Cincinnati.

Each event on our timeline includes photos and stories about what led to that particular moment in history.

We add new ones a few times a month. 

Here's a look at the list so far:

1812 - First Steamboat navigates Ohio River

1828 - Opening of the Cincinnati section of the Miami & Erie Canal

1834 - Lane Seminary Anti-Slavery Debates

1840 - Cincinnati becomes largest meat packing center

1848 - First photograph of Cincinnati taken

1849 - Breweries

1855 - Findlay Market Opens

1861 - Civil War

1866 - Roebling Suspension Bridge opens

1869 - Cincinnati Red Stockings

1870-  Eden Park Opens

1872 - Cincinnati's First Incline

1874 - Old Main Library opens

1875 - Zoo opens

1889 - First Electric Streetcar

1933 -  Opening of Union Terminal

1937 -  Great Ohio River Flood

Every week or so, we add a new event to our Facebook timeline.

Stay updated with the new ones by joining the 75,000 people who have already liked the FOX19 Facebook page.

Also be sure to like the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for their great updates on events, and media available at your local library.

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