Cincinnati Turner Societies

Cincinnati Turner Societies

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Seeking asylum after the failed German Revolution of 1848, refugees flocked to Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine Neighborhood. They brought their Germanic culture language, literature, music, art, dance, drink, celebration or qgemutlichkeitq AND, their love for gymnastics. It was here in the small tavern, qHecker Haus, q that the American Turners were born, founded by a group of 14 German speaking immigrants. This movement rapidly spread, influencing a growing nation in education, progressive thought, politics, human rights, health, literature and the arts. This is the story of that organization, born and raised in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, which fostered a great German-American movement.After researching several local German organizations, I came up with no leadsa€” until I ran across the Cincinnati ... He had latched on to a training manual ... He was also a pool shark and an amateur baseball player, and he was famous for his aggressive return volleys in family volleyball games. ... I even learned that the Marian Day activities that my Catholic grade school held in the 1980s were actually aanbsp;...

Title:Cincinnati Turner Societies
Author: Dann Woellert
Publisher:The History Press - 2012

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