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    No, Judy. The last one closed as Jim sez, in 1948. It is the only one that I rode or saw. But, I suspect that the one on Vine street with the Highland House at the top was the most spectacular. But, the Mt Adams one was "some punkin". Once the Vine Street one closed, you had to go east (Mt Adams), before you could get by streetcar to the Zoo...'way out north on Vine Street past the VA Hospital. That was probably the only way that a streetcar, with its limited gradient-climbing ability, could get up out of the basin of Cincinnati. The view from the incline was SPECTACULAR! Still is from near Rookwood (down river and across the river) and from Eden Park (across the river and up river over looking the Fulton District where so many fine steamers were laid down...the racer Natchez among them...Its worth your time for a trip up there, and don't cost nuthin'. Cap'n Walnut These pix from the early daze. That is the power house at the top and the two "cars" were more or less counter-balanced on separate tracks...cable cars!
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      Dilly's was on the corner of Pavilion and St. Gregory, and the steamboat company was still called the Greene Line. Betty Blake, Jack Simcox, and Doc Hawley were reputedly involved in the early establishment of Dilly's before it moved from the middle of the block, east on St. Gregory, down to the corner. The bar, as well-known in its day as the Under-the-Hill Bar in Natchez, later became a focal point for the hippie congregations and expatriate DELTA QUEEN crew members—quite often, one-and-the-same.

      At any given time, about 2/3rds of the bar room population of that noble watering hole were off the boat and found drinking beer, shooting darts, flirting with the groupie hippie chicks, and easing out the back door to congregate (for reasons undetermined) on the walkway going up to Immaculata Church.

      Some of the better-know DQ'ers were: Crazy Clifford, Terry Wissman, Popeye-from-New Orleans, Louie Webb, and a raft others whose names are beyond recall. Athough he was never employed by the company, Jerry Stenger, the unofficial Guru of the Mount, often was employeed by Debra Fischbeck to run laundry for her on turn over days aboard the MISSISSIPPI QUEEN, as it took two men to keep up with her frantic pace as she flew through the rooms ripping off soiled bedding and replacing it with clean sheets, pillow slips, blankets, and such. Stenger was accused of throwing a stick of dynamite into Old Dilly's and blowing up the piano, but later inquiries cleared the "Sting" of wrong-doings.


        Shipyard: How about Terry Rickerson, Randal A. Cochran, Alex Zaretski? How about "Diver Dan" Johnson..."never fear, Diver Dan is here"? Cap'n Walnut