A Touch of Cleveland History: Stories from the First 200 Years Bob Rich

ISBN: 9781938441332

Published: February 15th 2013

Paperback

182 pages


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A Touch of Cleveland History: Stories from the First 200 Years  by  Bob Rich

A Touch of Cleveland History: Stories from the First 200 Years by Bob Rich
February 15th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 182 pages | ISBN: 9781938441332 | 7.15 Mb

These 57 short stories are an entertaining introduction to the history of Cleveland, Ohio, for natives and newcomers alike. They hit the highlights--colorful people and remarkable moments from log cabin days to an era of industrial might--and coverMoreThese 57 short stories are an entertaining introduction to the history of Cleveland, Ohio, for natives and newcomers alike.

They hit the highlights--colorful people and remarkable moments from log cabin days to an era of industrial might--and cover subjects from sports to fashion to crime. They first appeared as a weekly newspaper and radio series celebrating the citys bicentennial in 1996.Bob Richs storytelling ability made him one of the most popular adult education teachers at Cuyahoga Community College.

His enthusiasm for local history shines through on the page, too, as he touches on such topics as . . .- Ballroom dancing in the log cabin of settler Lorenzo Carter- The origin of east side/west side rivalry: a feud over a bridge- Anti-slavery activity on Public Square and at Oberlin College- Feisty, gloves-off, partisan journalism in the mid-19th century- The 41st Ohio Infantry regiments valiant Civil War service- A pro baseball game that ended with a score of 132-1, and bicycle races along Millionaires Row- Perfectionist conductor George Szell, who relentlessly drove the Cleveland Orchestra toward world renown.

. . and the enduring pride of Clevelands citizensAny Clevelander who wants to know a little more about the old hometown will be delighted by these fact-filled stories.



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