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Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA

"Cleveland, a port of entry, the second city of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga co., is delightfully situated on the south shore of Lake Erie, at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, which flows through the city, affording a fine sheltered harbor, to which has been added a commodious ship channel, 200 feet wide, flanked by two piers extending 1200 feet into the lake. A harbor of refuge, commenced in 1878, is also in course of construction by the government of the United States, extending from a point northerly from the west pier and running west by south to the lake shore. The work is under the supervision of an army engineer, and is estimated to cost about $1,800,000. Cleveland is also connected by canal with the Ohio River at Portsmouth, and, in addition to its superior water avenues, it is the centre of an important system of railroads, branching out in all directions. It is 138 miles by rail N.N.E. of Columbus, 113 miles E. of Toledo, 150 miles N.W. of Pittsburg, Pa., and 183 miles S.W. of Buffalo, N.Y. Lat. 41° 30' 5" N.; lon. 81°42' 6" W. Two viaducts of stone and iron-one 3211 feet in length, completed in 1879, at a cost of $2,126,000, and having a draw 332 feet long; and the other 3931 feet long, completed in 1888, at a cost of about $1,000,000, with a draw of 239 feet-extend across the gulf which cuts the city in two, and are among the finest and most costly works of the kind in the country. There is a regular line of steamers daily, running to Detroit and Buffalo, there connecting with diverging railroads; also daily packet lines to all upper lake ports. Within the city suburbs there are 185 miles of electric railroads. During the year 1894 the foreign imports of Cleveland amounted to $1,050,818, the chief articles being roof-gravel, fish, lumber, salt, and merchandise. The aggregate value of exports was $728,487, consisting for the most part of bituminous coal, flour, iron manufactures, and timber. The lake commerce for 1894 at Cleveland amounted to $40,002,143...

Its area is 32 square miles. Its population in 1810 was but 57; in 1820, 150; in 1830, 1035; in 1840, 6071; in 1850, 17,034; in 1860, 43,417; in 1870, 92,820; in 1880, 160,146; and in 1890 (U. S. census), 261,353. The present population, based on census and directory returns of 1880 and 1890, is 330,000."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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  • 1796 - July 22 - Cleveland, Ohio, founded by Gen Moses Cleveland

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  • News 1812 - June 1 - Snow whitened the ground in Cleveland OH .

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    June 1, 1812

  • 1832 - Cleveland is spelled differently than its founder's name Moses Cleaveland. In 1832, the editor of the Cleaveland Gazette newspaper dropped the first "a" to fit the title on one line. The new spelling caught on.

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  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Cleveland From Scranton's Hill

    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
    William C. Bryant
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  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Superior Street, Cleveland, From Presbyterian Church

    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
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  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
    William C. Bryant
    Appleton, 1872

  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Mouth of Cuyahoga River, Cleveland

    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
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  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    City of Cleveland from Reservoir Walk
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
  • News 1874 - 3 Votes Not Enough
    An enterprising voter of Cleveland, Ohio, voted three times for a sheriff of Cuyahoga county in the late election. Of course, a candidate so ably vote...Read MORE...


  • 1879 - Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets.
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    ...At five minutes before eight o'clock there was a flicker in the lamp nea...Read MORE...


  • News 1880 - Children Under 14 Working During School Hours
    Arrests are being made in Cleveland, Ohio, under the school laws prohibiting employers from having children under fourteen years of age in their emplo...Read MORE...


  • News 1885 - They are having a cholera scare in Cleveland, Ohio. Two members of the same family died after an illness of twelve hours duration.
    The disease certainly resembled cholera. Three other members of the same family were stricken, with every prospect of a fatal termination in their cas...Read MORE...


  • 1890 - May 31 – The 5-story skylight Arcade opens in Cleveland, Ohio.

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    May 31, 1890

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    1890s
    White Sewing Machine Co.
    Cleveland, O.
  • News 1893 - DEATH IN A STORM. Loss of Life and Property in a Hurricane.
    FOUR KILLED IN CLEVELAND.

    Number of Others Injured, Some of Whom May Die - Many Buildings Destroyed and Crops Damaged -

    CLEVELAND, May 24. - A t...Read MORE...


  • News 1894 - The May Day Riots (against unemployment) break out in Cleveland, Ohio.

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    May 1, 1894

  • 1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
    ...Cold In Cleveland.
    Cleveland, Feb. 9. -- The blizzard raged with unabated fury throughout the day, causing more or less delay to railroad traffic ...Read MORE...


  • News 1898 - Struck by a Motor.
    Had it not been for the rude action of a horrid, old, Big Consolidated motor Martin Wing of Rhodes avenue would not have been carried to Charity hospi...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - CALL OUT TROOPS. The Strike Situation in Cleveland is Becoming Quite Serious. POLICE CANNOT CONTROL. Cars Are Stoned and Dynamite Bombs Placed on the Tracks.
    Cleveland, O., July 22 - Orders were issued today for the assembling of four companies of the Fifth regiment, O. N. G., located at Cleveland, to do st...Read MORE...


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    Euclid Beach, Cleveland, O.
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    Lake Shore Drive, Gordon Park
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    Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
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    Street Scene - Euclid Ave. Shopping District, Cleveland O.
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    Public Square and Union Terminal Tower, Cleveland, Ohio
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    Horticultural Gardens Stadium and Boat Docks, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • News 1901 - Bath Tub Famine is the Latest. Plumbers Are Entirely Unable to Supply the Demand. Extensive Building Operations Cause the Scarcity.
    There is a crying need of bath tubs in Cleveland. In fact a bath tub famine has been in progress in this city for some time and also in almost every ...Read MORE...


  • News 1901 - TURNED HOSE ON STRIKER. This Was the Revenge Non-Union Men Took Upon a Former Comrade.
    CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 26 - Because Thomas Oldecker, a non-union workman in the Crescent Tin Plate Mill, deserted twenty-five of his non-union comrades...Read MORE...


  • 1901 - Cleveland - The Pleasant City by Charles F. Thwing
    The first thing to be said about Cleveland is what, with the change of a pronoun, a Cambridge poet said about one of whom he wrote: "It is so pleasant...Read MORE...


  • News 1902 - A Massachusetts Man's Big Luck - Gate Tender on a Railroad to Get a Large Slice.
    The Times Special Service.
    WORCESTER, Mass., Saturday, June 7. - Family records expected daily from the parish priest at Lanoraie in Quebec are expec...Read MORE...


  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    New West Side Market
  • News 1908 - March 4 – The Collinwood School Fire, near Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., kills 174.

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    March 4, 1908

  • News July 18, 1908: Fireworks banned in Cleveland, Ohio

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    July 18, 1908

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    City Hall, 1908
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    The Arcade, 1909
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    Lake Side Hospital, 1909
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    Central Viaduct
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    Garfield Memorial
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    North Randall Driving Park
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    Rocky River Camping Grounds
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    Standard Oil Works
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    Wade Park
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    Y.M.C.A. and The Born Steel Range Co.
  • 1912 - Clarence Crane in Cleveland invented Life Savers.

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  • 1914 - Cleveland boasts America's first traffic light. It began on Aug. 5, 1914.

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  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Rockefellers Residence
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    Spencerian College
  • 1916
    Cleveland, a port of entry, the largest city of Ohio, and the county-seat of Cuyahoga co., is delightfully situated on the south shore of Lake Erie, a...Read MORE...


  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Tent City, Euclid Beach, 1916
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    Southwest corner of Euclid and East 9th Street
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    Hanna Building and Annex
  • News 1921 - October 8 – The first Sweetest Day is staged in Cleveland, Ohio.

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    October 8, 1921

  • News 1923 - Garrett Morgan of Cleveland invented the first three-position traffic light.
    November 20, 1923:

    On this day in 1923, the U.S. Patent Office grants Patent No. 1,475,074 to 46-year-old inventor and newspaperman Garrett Morgan ...Read MORE...


  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Playhouse Square, 1923
  • News 1929 - Is Blamed For Clinic Tragedy at Cleveland
    City Investigating Commission and State Fire Wardens Indicate Disaster Might Have Been Averted if the X-Ray Room Had Been Closed Off

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  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Board of Education Building and Cleveland Public Auditorium
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    Municipal Stadium
  • 1948 - East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland was the site of the first pedestrian button for the control of a traffic light. The boy chosen for the 1948 newsreel to demonstrate its operation was Louis Spronze.

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  • 1995 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland.
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened its doors in 1995 on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Its mission is to educate ...Read MORE...


  • 2003 - Electric faults in Cleveland caused power outages to 50 million

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