Cleveland: A Concise History, 1796-1996

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Indiana University Press, 1997 - History - 213 pages

This highly successful short history of Cleveland has now been revised and brought up to date through 1996, the bicentennial year, including two new chapters, and new illustrations and charts.

 

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Good, honest, but sadly too politically correct.

Contents

Moses Cleaveland
8
Amos Spaffords map of Cleaveland 1796
10
The settlement of Cleaveland 1800
18
Dunham Tavern an inn on the road to Buffalo
19
The Ohio Erie Canal completed in 1832
32
Cleveland in 1832 looking west from Public Square
35
Clevelands Union Depot completed in 1866
53
Police precinct station late nineteenth century
62
Hiram House playground about 1900
90
The Hiram House Parade about 1900
92
A classroom in Clevelands public schools 1917
98
A backyard in Clevelands Big Italy neighborhood 1920s
104
Children at the Broadway Branch Library
105
DetroitSuperior HighLevel Bridge
114
Watching the Indians win the 1920 World Series
115
Workers at the Glenn L Martin plant
117

James A Garfield
64
Clevelands Flats in the 1870s
71
The Soldiers Aid Society
73
Superior Street about 1880
74
Civil War soldiers on Public Square 1865
80
John D Rockefellers summer home in East Cleveland
81
6
82
8
121
Part Four TOWARD THE POSTINDUSTRIAL CITY
129
9
165
Appendixes
199
Index
207
III
209
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About the author (1997)

Carol Poh Miller is a historical consultant in Cleveland. She has written extensively on Cleveland history and architecture, for which she received the Public Education and Awareness Award from the Ohio Historical Society in 1988.

Robert Wheeler is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Cleveland State University. He has written extensively on early Cleveland history.

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