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"The New American City"
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Cleveland had its beginnings in 1796 when Moses Cleaveland, a surveyor, picked his townsite on the shore of Lake Erie. Only three members of his group agreed to stay since most were ill with Malaria. Growth was slow until the 1820's when a new canal was built. The Ohio and Erie Canal was completed in 1832. The northern end was Cleveland, which had more than doubled its population by that time. The name of Cleaveland was shortened to Cleveland when the local newspaper, The Cleveland Gazette and Commercial Register, had to shorten its masthead by one letter to make it fit. The editor chose to leave out the "a" in Cleaveland.
During the Civil War times, Cleveland was an important part of the underground railroad. The port on Lake Erie was important for those slaves seeking to go into Canada for freedom. Also after the completion of the canal, the first groups of immigrants came to the Cleveland area. Much growth occurred after the Civil war was over. Many large industrialists settled into the area, such as: Jephtha Wade with the telegraph company which later became Western Union, Charles Brush who invented the carbon arc lamp that was used to light the city street lamps, Sam Mather in steel and shipping, Mark Hanna, also a steel and shipping man, but a politician too. John D. Rockefeller, the world's first billionaire, was a part of Cleveland's history with his fortune in Standard Oil Co.
In recent years, the population has declined some as people have moved to the expanding suburbs of big cities all over the nation. Cleveland has risen to the challenge and created new jobs and new enterprises to attract others to come to the area. There are over 19,000 acres of metropolitan parks, rivers, streams and lake.
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Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: (216) 694-2000
City of Cleveland Greenhouse, Rockefeller Park
750 E. 88th St.
International Women's Air & Space Museum
Burke Lakefront Airport, Room 165
1501 North Marginal Road
Cleveland, OH 44114
11030 East Blvd
10730 Euclid Ave.
This museum offers a hands-on experience for children of all ages.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
3900 Brookside Park Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44109-3132
More than 3,100 mammals, birds and fish may be seen in this zoo, many seen in simulated natural habitats. Some features are an Africa area with moat and walk-through aviary, Wolf Wilderness, an underwater world of sharks, Australasia and an Outback Railroad tour. See the Birds of Prey, the Public Greenhouse and the Rain Forest.
National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame
605 East 222nd Street
The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Overlooking Wade Park and seasonal flower displays, come see over 34,000 works of art! Some artists featured are: El Greco, Rembrandt, Goya, Lucientes, Turner, Monet, Renoir, vanGogh and Picasso.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval
Cleveland, OH 44106
See changing exhibits, live animals, indoor gardens, The Reinberger Hall of Earth and Planetary Exploration, the Jeptha Homer Wade II Gem Room, planetarium, observatory, dinosaurs, ancient fish and more. "Lucy," one of the oldest known fossils of humanity, may be seen here.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1 Key Plaza
Cleveland, OH 44114
Toll-free: 800 493-7655
Visit this Museum dedicated to the heritage of Rock and Roll. See films, music andinteractive displays.
The Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Blvd.
Visit these two early 1900's Italian Renaissance style mansions. Changing exhibitions as well as an auto-aviation collection may be seen, along with other historical items and a library.
More Information about Cleveland on Cleveland Ohio - USA.
Cleveland Cultural Gardens
East Boulevard from St. Clair to Superior
Cleveland, Ohio 44108
The Cleveland Orchestra - "The Best Band in the Land."
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
A new addition to the National Park System.
Canal Visitor's Center Phone/TDD: 216-524-1497
15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141
The Cleveland Indians
The Cleveland Cavaliers