|A Tour of Cleveland|
by Stormy on July 29, 2007
Cleveland is the second largest city in Ohio, situated in the most populous county in the state. There is a lot of history here, far more than a single day of touring would expose.
Sunday was an opportunity to check out Cleveland and I took advantage of a guided tour. Cleveland is named after General Moses Cleaveland who supervised the surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company as they laid out the area into townships in 1796. The Village of Cleaveland was incorporated in 1814 and the "a" was dropped sometime later.
Industry and manufacturing blossomed in Cleveland, but as the nature of technology changed, the city fell on hard times. Steel mills closed, unemployment skyrocketed and many people moved on to seek their fortunes elsewhere. With the decline of manufacturing, Cleveland attempted to recapture its old glory by attracting companies serving the financial, insurance and healthcare sectors. While the recovery is on the way, the city still has many scars left over form the days it was deeply in trouble.
Cleveland is the home of the Case Western Reserve University, a world renowned research and teaching institution. It is also the home of the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Browns. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located on the shore of Lake Erie, just north of downtown.