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 Skyline is better than Goldstar~

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Rosalind J. {Cincinnati}


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Join date : 2017-12-21
Age : 229
Location : Eating Skyline chili by the bank.

PostSubject: Skyline is better than Goldstar~   Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:20 pm

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Name: Rosalind L. Jones

Representative of: Cincinnati, Ohio

Gender: Female

Age:
Human- 18
Historical- 229

Brief personality:
Her kind energy is infectious, giving small smiles to those who pass her and shy waves to those at the grocery store who happen to share her aisle. She has a slightly deeper voice and a loud laugh to compliment her loud and pleasing to hear singing voice. Her hobbies are a wide range of things, going from creating sub-par knitted scarves to fixing mechanical objects to painting with acrylics and making a huge mess. Rosalind is not typically a shy girl, as she is known to throw herself into the middle of a crowd for fun, but sometimes she needs to be alone to read her books or to listen to her music. Also, this girl fully subscribes to the idea of living each day as your last, shouting "Carpe Diem!" before doing something stupid. Despite her slight... impulsive nature, she is rather intelligent and independent. Lastly, she loves to have parties with friends and family and CANNOT say no to a drink.

Brief physical description:
Rosalind stands at an average 5'6, but she would be a bit taller is she didn't slouch so much. Her eyes are a dark brown color, matching the espresso hue of her hair. Said hair is almost always pulled back into a tight ponytail with her bangs left to cover parts of her forehead and the sides of her face. When down, her thick, mane-like hair just reaches her broad shoulders. The years of hard labor have not been kind to her, as her hands are slightly rough and permanent bags have found their resting place under her eyes. Another effect of this work is the fact that she has slow joints that ache if overworked, even though she is still quite young. Her attire usually consists of comfortable, but able clothes; her favorite outfit being a pair of dark blue jeans, a loose fitting dark green shirt, a pair of dark blue gym shoes, and a wind resistant jacket. You cannot find a day that goes by where Rosalind is not wearing a St. Damiano style cross necklace and her small studded pearl earrings. She has full lips, tinted a light rose color, and a crooked nose that has been dusted with freckles. Her unkempt eyebrows are dark in color, the same with her long eyelashes. Her body type is a bit on the chubbier side, but she makes up for it in her boisterous laugh and large cheekbones. Lastly, on her right wrist is a tattoo of a small bright pink pig with pale yellow and white wings.

Brief history:
In the year 1787, the Northwest Ordinance, a land ordinance signed off by Thomas Jefferson, was adopted by Congress. This allowed settlers on the east of the Appalachians to settle out towards the Mississippi River. On October 15th, 1788 a young man named John Cleves Symmes was granted a charter to go out, discover, settle, and develop the land between the Great Miami and Little Miami Rivers (known as the Miami Purchase).

That November on the 17th, 26 people were led by Benjamin Stites from New Jersey and Pennsylvania to a settlement they named Columbia, near the Little Miami River. Later that year on December 28th, 11 families and 24 men, being led by Colonel Robert Patterson, landed somewhere 747 acres opposite the Licking River. This was Cincinnati, even if it was originally named Losantiville. The name was changed by the first governor of the Northwest Territory, Arthur Saint Clair, on January 4th, 1790. Arthur change the town's name because he believed it didn't stand up to the names of the settlements around it. Cincinnati's name was taken from the first Roman Emperor who was a humble farmer called to service and gave up his power (without a word of protest) to the Roman Senate after the barbarians Rome was at war with were defeated. His name was Cincinnatus. The town's population quickly grew to 700 people.

With more people came more tension as there was not yet a strong police or Sheriff presence in the are. There were also tensions with the resident Native tribe of the Shawnee and the Cincinnatians who would sell whiskey made from corn, known as moonshine, to the soldiers and police force while they were on duty.

St. Clair, during the years of 1790 - 1791, flooded the town with thousands of militiamen from neighboring states. They were very difficult to control as the three nearby taverns were very tempting to the men. Hamar and St. Clair brought these men into fight the Natives, but did not last long in battle, losing in 1791 to them. Because of this loss, many people fled from Cincinnati as they feared the Natives would take over.

Even though there were various safety concerns and a general lack of order, hundreds continued to move to this growing town. By the year 1792, there were 30 warehouses in Cincinnati. People moving to this town believed that they would achieve a fortune providing for the people coming down the Ohio River.

In the year 1794, Anthony Wayne won against the Natives at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. By 1795 many businesses began to open up and seize this economic opportunity. Eventually in the year 1803, the US Army abandoned Fort Washington as the town no longer needed the military support. By 1820, Cincinnati had become a major city due to its position on the Ohio.

During the 19th century, numerous business opportunities began popping up as hotels, restaurants, and taverns quickly opened to fit the needs of those traveling down the Ohio. The most important of these Ohio River travelers were farmers who were taking their crops to New Orleans to sell to the Spanish who owned that area.

In the early 1800s, Cincinnati developed into an important meatpacking center, slowly becoming the pork processing center of the United States. This gave the city the famous name of 'Porkopolis'. Cincinnati produced every pork product known to man (including hair brushes, toothbrushes, soap, ashtrays, and many, many meat products). Because of this commitment to pork products, Cincinnati was constantly filled with pigs around the harbor, the pigs often riding the steamboats that Cincinnati developed and fixed in the city. On cloudy and foggy days it was said that the pigs were flying across the city on the Ohio due to the lack of visibility allowing the steamboats to disappear from site. This led to the city's mascot of the 'Flying Pig'.

This city also played an important role in the cultural and intellectual development of Ohio during the 19th century. This movement started in 1819 with Daniel Drake establishing the Medical College of Ohio to help improve the health care of those on the frontier. This intellectual movement continue with the Morrill Act of 1862 granting land to create great learning centers like The Ohio State that was established in 1870 and is one of the most recognized universities in the U.S. due to the fact that it has the third largest university campus in the U.S. The cultural development was due to numerous cultures moving to the city, the most notable being the ethnic Germans and Irish, as well as the number of great literary figures, such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, who lived some part of their lives in this Northwestern City.

These people were not always welcomed, the intolerance started with the German and Irish as Cincinnatians believed them to be heavy drinkers. This also had to do with the fact that Ohio abolitionist focused heavily on the city of Cincinnati as it was a major free city on the border of a major slaveholding state known as Kentucky. Many African Americans made their run to freedom through the city towards the north, with the Cincinnati Freedom Center dedicating itself to the stories of these people and the Underground Railroad that ran through the city. Not all Cincinnatians were abolitionist, though. Because of this race-related riots would break out, the most notorious happening in 1829 as the Irish didn't agree with a competition for jobs from the African Americans who were moving to the area.

During the Civil War, Cincinnati's businesses thrived and they provided supplies for United States soldiers traveling the Ohio to fight the Confederates. Cincinnati also provided housing for the soldiers and their families. Many other organizations, such as the United States Sanitary Commission, came to set up shop in Cincy to help with the war effort.

By 1890, Cincy had become an important industrial, political, literary, and educational center in both Ohio and the United States. Since he has grown into the largest city in Ohio, a population of almost 300,000. Cincinnati had the densest population of any city in the U.S. at that time. There were also 15 railroads connecting Cincy to the United States, allowing for easy transportation of Cincy's major industries of iron production, meatpacking, cloth production, and woodworking. All of these trains flowes through the Union Terminal, now a museum dedicated to Cincinnati's rich history. Cincinnati employed over 103,000 people in 1887, producing over 200 million dollars in goods with over 130 newspapers and magazines. The public library had a growing collection of more than 80,000 books. An art museum, an art academy, and Opera House, Music Hall, and Exposition building all found a home in Cincinnati. There were over 200 churches in Cincinnati at this point and five hospitals.

Cincy continued to grow, the population at 365,000 in 2000. This may not seem like a lot until you count the 1.8 million people living in the surrounding area known as "Greater Cincinnati". These people living there still consider themselves Cincinnatians. Along with this population growth came more economic growth in forms of major corporations like Procter & Gamble, Kroger, Macy's, E.W. Scripps, and more. Because of this focus on business, Cincinnatians tended to have an easier time finding work during this era. Even through the Great Depression many people found employment through various government programs such as the Work Progress Administration and the Public Works Administration. Also, during the the depression, the Carew Tower was built, Cincy's tallest building until the year 2011 when the Great American Tower at Queen City Square was built. This provided plenty of jobs for the surrounding people.

As of 2015, Cincy has remained the cultural, intellectual, and artistic capital of the southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and the Southern Indiana region (also know as the 'Tri-state area'). The city has two major sports teams, and may receive a third in the coming years. Their football team is be Cincinnati Bengals, sporting the colors orange, black, and white. Their baseball team, now known as the Cincinnati Reds, sports the colors red and white. The Reds were once known as the Cincinnati Red Stockings when it joined the MLB in the year 1869, being the first team to join. This is why Cincinnati has its opening day parade for the team before any other team in the U.S.

The most prominent establishments in Cincinnati include: The Aronoff Center for the Arts (home of the Cincinnati ballet and the Cincinnati Opera), the Emery Theater, the Taft Theater, the Showboat Majestic, the Playhouse in the Park, the University of Cincinnati, Music Hall, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Center, the Taft Museum, Union Terminal, and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (known for its successful breeding programs).

Despite all this economic growth, many residents have still found it extremely difficult to find jobs. It did not help that the businesses, fearing being burgled or crumbling along with the economic decay during the early 1900s, move to the suburbs beginning in the 1950s. Along with a declining economic stability in the U.S. during the 2000s, Cincinnati's drug and violence problems reached an all-time high, with Over-the-Rhine being voted the most dangerous neighborhood in the U.S. in 2006. Currently, Cincinnati is in the mist of an opioid crisis and a heroin epidemic, the problem only being highlighted with over 200 people overdosed on heroin, that was laced with elephant tranquilizer, within a week.

Cincinnati is currently trying to revamp its failing and impoverished regions as thr city is experiencing a Renaissance. Many people from around the U.S. are starting to move to Cincy, Over-the-Rhine is being cleaned up, urban programs to help those who are at risk are being developed, and police officials are cracking down on opioid use. Cincy will become the great city she was due to the efforts being taken today.

Religious affiliation:
Used to be a Methodist, but is now a cultural Catholic.

Any special powers or abilities:
She is rather strong, a really good cook, an exceptional sailor, and has great endurance.

Color: #Ffadad
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