Re-create before it expires!, a popular and informative archive for Cincinnati history, is going to expire from the internet following the death of the creator, Don Prout. There are thousands of digital renderings of historical postcards preserved on this server.

While we cannot access the hosting and domain directly, we can archive and reformat the content while the current site still exists. Although time consuming, the site does badly need a re-design, and now is the perfect opportunity to do so. We're raising money to transfer all of the pictures and words that exist currently onto a new server with a new user interface and better usability. Information and pictures will need to be individually catalogued and inserted into the new website. All funds raised will go towards the new domain, hosting, and our time creating this.

In Don's memory, we wrote an article on the ups and downs of Cincinnati history:
From Riots to Riches: Making Cincinnati the "Queen City" Again 

We hope to maintain the website indefinitely, and add new Cincinnati content relevant to the original mission. Any donations raised beyond our goal will be used towards furthering community projects.

Uptrade Media is a Cincinnati based media startup focused on building the community and creating digital platforms for better consumer interactions. Learn more at

We love Grant Park (and all the other Cincinnati parks!) Check out our community page at  to learn more or donate towards improving parks in Over-the-Rhine.


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Ramsey Deal 
Cincinnati, OH
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