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History of Cleveland

Cleveland might not be the first place travelers think to visit, and that has helped preserve its authenticity and integrity. The streets and buildings whisper stories of resilience and struggle for those who will listen. In the 200 years since it was founded, the city has built and rebuilt itself, always facing expectantly toward the open lake and its future. "James A. Garfield Memorial" by wyliepoon is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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    Riding the Rapid

    Riding the Rapid

    Cleveland's public transport system is user-friendly and modern, perfect for the Vamonde traveler.

  • 2.

    River of Fire

    River of Fire

    Over the past century, the Cuyahoga River has caught fire 13 times. The effort to clean it continues.

  • 3.

    A New Day in Hough

    A New Day in Hough

    After half a century, urban neighborhoods are slowly recovering from segregation and isolation.

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    A Sense of Place within the Public Square

    A Sense of Place within the Public Square

    The Public Square has been part of Cleveland since it was shared pasture land. Now it gathers people.

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    Correcting the Mistake on the Lake

    Correcting the Mistake on the Lake

    Dennis Kucinich has been one of Ohio's most controversial politicians since his term as Cleveland Mayor.

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    The Great Migration

    The Great Migration

    From 1915 to 1970, six million black people left the south to escape racism. Cleveland was a safe haven.

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    The Tale of Terminal Tower

    The Tale of Terminal Tower

    In 1930, Terminal Tower was the tallest building outside of NYC. 90 years later, its story continues.

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