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Cleveland Metroparks

Cleveland Metroparks Author Thomas G. Matowitz
ISBN-10 0738540692
Release 2006
Pages 127
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A century ago, William A. Stinchcomb, aged 27, closed his annual report as chief engineer of parks for the City of Cleveland with a challenge to create an outer ring of parks and boulevards to benefit all residents of Greater Cleveland. By 1912, legislation authorizing it had been enacted, and three acres of land were acquired through a donation. This formed the nucleus of the vast park system that now includes almost 21,000 acres. Cleveland Metroparks has provided generations of area residents with readily accessible facilities for year-round recreation. The park provides opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, swimming, cycling, golfing, and boating. Use of the park, which crosses the boundaries of approximately 48 communities in the Cleveland area, has become a tradition for many families. A century ago, William A. Stinchcomb, aged 27, closed his annual report as chief engineer of parks for the City of Cleveland with a challenge to create an outer ring of parks and boulevards to benefit all residents of Greater Cleveland. By 1912, legislation authorizing it had been enacted, and three acres of land were acquired through a donation. This formed the nucleus of the vast park system that now includes almost 21,000 acres. Cleveland Metroparks has provided generations of area residents with readily accessible facilities for year-round recreation. The park provides opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, swimming, cycling, golfing, and boating. Use of the park, which crosses the boundaries of approximately 48 communities in the Cleveland area, has become a tradition for many families.



Euclid Beach Park

Euclid Beach Park Author Euclid Beach Park Now
ISBN-10 9780738594231
Release 2012-09-24
Pages 127
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In 1895, five Cleveland businessmen opened Euclid Beach Park. Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, on the east side of Cleveland, this parcel of land would become a magical place that was more than just an amusement park--it was an institution of the community. However, in 1900, "the Beach" faced financial collapse under the original owners. After being rescued by the Humphrey family, Euclid Beach began its ascendancy in the 1901 season. During its 74 years of operation, particularly the "Humphrey years," Euclid Beach Park offered a vast array of major rides and attractions and also utilized industry innovations in ride design, construction, and park management. Few amusement parks have garnered the affection, memories, and respect that surround the wondrous spot called Euclid Beach Park.



Bay Village

Bay Village Author Virginia L. Peterson
ISBN-10 0738550523
Release 2007
Pages 127
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Tucked away in the northeast corner of Cuyahoga County, Bay Village lies just outside Cleveland. The first settlers arrived around 1810 during the nation's westward expansion. The village was primarily agrarian in the beginning, home to many vineyards. By the end of the 1800s, the Industrial Revolution had gained momentum, and in 1896, an electric railway was built through the city, running from Cleveland to Toledo. Bay Village evolved from a fishing and farming hamlet into a retreat and resort area for some of Cleveland's wealthiest families. Many of their summer cottages still stand today as refurbished family homes. Bay Village explores this community's rich history through vintage images from the Bay Village Historical Society and the Bay Village Library.



Old Brooklyn

Old Brooklyn Author Historical Society of Old Brooklyn
ISBN-10 9781467111928
Release 2014
Pages 127
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Old Brooklyn was originally settled in 1814 as the hamlet of Brighton. Indian trails were the basis for what became Pearl, Broadview, and Schaaf Roads. Brighton Village, centered around what is now the intersection of Pearl and Broadview Roads, was incorporated for one year in 1838. Brighton was originally laid out on land belonging to a farmer named Warren Young. Another incorporation in 1889 renamed the village South Brooklyn, and it was then annexed by the City of Cleveland in 1905 because of its light plant. Gustave Ruetenik & Sons introduced greenhouse gardening on Schaaf Road in 1887, giving the area the title "Greenhouse Capital of the United States." Old Brooklyn also became home to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in 1916.



Cleveland s Flats

Cleveland s Flats Author Matthew Lee Grabski
ISBN-10 0738540102
Release 2006-03
Pages 128
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Cleveland is home to many fascinating neighborhoods and districts. Perhaps the most intriguing, however, is an area known as the Flats. Typically, the term "Flats" refers to the northern portion of the Cuyahoga River Valley. The Cuyahoga River ceases to be the idyllic flow of water seen to the south of Cleveland as it approaches the city's steel mills. The river is more man-made than natural where it meets the Flats, and a wide array of industries sit along its banks. The Flats have been a vital component and a reflection of Cleveland's rise, decline, and ongoing renaissance. Cleveland's Flats is a chronicle of this remarkable region. From the refineries of Standard Oil to massive ore boats carefully navigating the Cuyahoga, Cleveland's Flats treats the reader to scenes found in no other place.



Shocking Stories of the Cleveland Mob

Shocking Stories of the Cleveland Mob Author Ted Schwarz
ISBN-10 9781614232001
Release 2010-12-03
Pages 128
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They are the dirty little secrets of Cleveland's past, mob guys so good--or so bad--that you rarely hear their stories. Men such as Micky McBride turned newsboys into sluggers, gave bookies a run for suckers' losing bets and created the Cleveland Browns when football was still a sport the players knew how to win. There was the Jewish Navy, taking laundry trucks to Canada and bringing back barges filled with booze. Then there were the rug joints--the Harvard Club, the Beverly Hills Club, the Mounds Club--where Moe Dalitz mastered the art of taking your money and helped build Las Vegas, the best "man trap" in America. Join author Ted Schwarz as he tracks wanted killers through the Statler Hotel and navigates the secret history of the Cleveland mob.



Cleveland s Slavic Village

Cleveland s Slavic Village Author Sandy Mitchell
ISBN-10 0738560693
Release 2009
Pages 127
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Slavic Village began as part of the Connecticut Western Reserve, a parcel of land surveyed and populated with East Coast residents seeking adventure and fortune in the 19th century. As industry came to the Cuyahoga River valley, immigrant workers-first Irish, then Poles and Czechs-settled in the area to be near jobs in the rolling mills, chemical plants, and garment factories. They left their mark on the neighborhood's architecture, food, and culture, and many of their descendants still call the area home. Slavic Village has produced a number of interesting personalities, including Olympic sprinter Stella Walsh and former Cleveland mayor and current United States congressman Dennis Kucinich.



Cleveland Amusement Park Memories

Cleveland Amusement Park Memories Author David W. Francis
ISBN-10 1886228892
Release 2004
Pages 128
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Any Clevelander who grew up going to amusement parks in the 1940s through 1970s will cherish the memories and memorabilia captured in this book. David and Diane Francis, authors of several books on amusement park history, including Cedar Point: The Queen of American Watering Places, draw on their own extensive archive and on the memories of many northeast Ohioans to create a vivid, nostalgic portrait of the wonderful old parks from Cleveland's past.



Chillicothe Ohio

Chillicothe  Ohio Author G. Richard Peck
ISBN-10 0738502359
Release 1999
Pages 127
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Chillicothe, Ohio, founded in 1796, became the capital of the Northwest Territory in 1800 and the capital of Ohio in 1803. Cheap land in the Virginia Military District drew settlers to the area in the 1790s. These early settlers came to the Chillicothe area with the idea of building a new state, and the State of Ohio constitution was signed in Chillicothe in 1803. Chillicothe was the capital of Ohio for two separate periods of time: 1803-1810 and 1812-1816. This visual history of Chillicothe contains over 220 historic images, including maps dating back to 1783 that illustrate land claims made by Virginia and other states. The images presented herein take the reader through the days of the Ohio and Erie Canal, the high time of the railroad, and the period when Camp Sherman, a World War I training camp, was located just north of town. Many of the buildings pictured survive and are preserved as part of Chillicothe's downtown business district. With the exception of the presence of automobiles, many of the street scenes look almost the same today as they did in the mid-1800s. Chillicothe survives today as a city with a population of over 22,000, in the midst of many historical attractions and a major, annual outdoor drama called Tecumseh.



Trail Guide to Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Trail Guide to Cuyahoga Valley National Park Author Cuyahoga Valley Trails Council
ISBN-10 9781598510409
Release 2007
Pages 257
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New edition. Completely updated. The largest and most comprehensive trail guide for Ohio's only national park. Includes all trails; for hikers, cyclists, skiers, and horseback riders. Provides specific trail directions and descriptions of the plants, animals, and history of the Cuyahoga Valley. Includes easy-to-use maps and many photos. (Previous editions were published by Cuyahoga Valley Trails Council, Inc.)



Fishing Ohio

Fishing Ohio Author Tom Cross
ISBN-10 9781461747086
Release 2008-05-01
Pages 384
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The only guide with fishing information for every public lake and stream in the state, home to more than 800,000 anglers. Brand-new, this book covers the state—region by region—from the steelhead springs in the northeast to the walleye spawning in the western river basins, with a special section on the Ohio River. Each entry describes the water and its game fish population, angling tips, and local regulations as well as advice on boat ramps, parking lots, marinas, lodging, and local attractions for every fishing venue.



Peanut Butter Dogs

Peanut Butter Dogs Author Greg Murray
ISBN-10 9781423646662
Release 2017-03-14
Pages 168
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The perfect gift for any dog-lover, and a must-have for any dog owner; no bones about it, these Peanut Butter Dogs will make your day. Yorkies, Retrievers, Pit Bulls, Great Danes, French Bulldogs, and more! This winsome collection of photographs covers more than 140 lovable pups, most of them rescues, in expressions of peanut butter bliss. Names, ages, and brief bios of each dog accompany their portraits. Greg Murray is an award-winning photographer and rescue animal advocate. His work has been featured in Huffington Post, Daily Mail UK, Mirror UK, Fox News Network, Cleveland NBC, CBS & FOX, Cleveland Magazine, Cleveland.com, Buzzfeed, USA Today and various other media outlets throughout the world. He lives in Ohio, with his wife and their two rescue dogs.



Outdoor Recreation in American Life

Outdoor Recreation in American Life Author H. Ken Cordell
ISBN-10 157167246X
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 449
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Here is an ongoing, comprehensive assessment of trends, current situations, and the likely future of outdoor recreation supply and demand for the U.S. Readers can examine new and different aspects of the national demand, its resemblance to the past, and trends in the supply of outdoor recreation opportunities submitted from the private and public sectors. The technological, consumption-driven urban society of today demands a different mix of recreational pursuits and services and places a much heavier demand on our rich natural resources.



Cleveland s National Air Races

Cleveland s National Air Races Author Thomas G. Matowitz Jr.
ISBN-10 9781439616727
Release 2006-03-15
Pages 128
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Enthusiasm for aviation exploded after Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic in May 1927. The National Air Races, held in Cleveland between 1929 and 1949, collectively represent one of the most significant aviation events of the 20th century. Cleveland’s newly constructed municipal airport, the world’s largest airport facility at the time, along with its permanent 50,000-seat bleachers, won the city hosting rights to the event. The National Air Races captivated the public during the grim years of the Great Depression and provided a showcase for many aviation innovations including retractable landing gear, low-wing monoplanes, aircooled engines, and careful streamlining. A deadly crash ended the National Air Races more than 50 years ago, but the races made an unforgettable impression. This book should reinforce the memories of those who saw the races firsthand and pique the interest of those who have always wished they had.



Spoken from the Heart

Spoken from the Heart Author
ISBN-10 9781439155202
Release 2010-05-04
Pages 456
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In a candid memoir, the former first lady discusses the frantic and fearful months after 9/11, her trip to Afghanistan, her advocacy on behalf of women in oppressed countries, her love of libraries, what really happens in the White House and much more, in a book with 24 pages of full-color photos.



Brooklyn

Brooklyn Author John B. Manbeck
ISBN-10 9781614237891
Release 2008-08-29
Pages 160
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From America's first suburb to its favorite borough, Brooklyn is by all accounts matchless. Taking readers away from the film sets and off the tour buses, borough historian John Manbeck reveals the communities that have defined its diverse neighborhoods, from the early Dutch settlers to today's colonizing hipsters. Through urbanism and war, depression and gentrification, Manbeck's columns, first printed in the Brooklyn Eagle and now collected here, show Brooklyn for what it is—a cultural and social nonpareil that just happens to sit across the East River from Manhattan.



My Life in the Cleveland Zoo

My Life in the Cleveland Zoo Author Adam A. Smith
ISBN-10 0983306990
Release 2014-08-25
Pages 418
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My Life in the Cleveland Zoo is a ground-level report of a time when society was changing rapidly. In 1968, Adam Smith took a summer job at the zoo as a tour train driver. In this position, he lived in the margin between the public's experience and what seemed to him to be an alien world of full-time keepers and staff. In that gap, a lot of adolescent hijinks crept into the routine of the part-time summer employees who were out-of-control and flying beneath the radar of the management. After graduating college and spending some years in the corporate world, he found his way back to the zoo as a retreat to a healthier life. He left the world of ulcers for a summer on a tour train. By now, he was older and could see differences in himself and a zoo evolving and rebuilding to promote positive attitudes toward wildlife preservation. Instead of being a curiosity for the public, zoological gardens everywhere were recreating more natural environments and working cooperatively to protect endangered species. Other things were changing in the 1970s. The government implemented Title VII and employers were no longer permitted to discriminate on the basis of gender when hiring. This meant women were entering the all-male fraternity of keepers, and background qualifications were replacing an inviolate seniority system. Adam witnessed the beginnings of these transitions. He graduated from his part-time role to that of night watchman and eventually became a keeper in the Pachyderm Building. This is a unique look into a somewhat bizarre world of danger and manure. It is a memoir of a particular point in history when change ruled the day.