Cleveland Calamities: A History of Storm, Fire and Pestilence

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For the first time under one cover, here are the tales of Cleveland's greatest blizzards, most destructive tornados, nastiest snowstorms and worst floods--and so much more. A pseudo tidal wave once pounded the Lake Erie shore from Bay Village to the Pennsylvania border. A phantom ice age caused scientists to predict that glaciers would soon return to Cleveland. A river burned, mayflies swarmed the downtown area by the millions, credible UFO sightings are still unexplained and a June blizzard raged in the city. Citizens perfected the art of throwing rocks at volunteer firefighters. Secret assistance in developing the atomic bomb created a radioactive neighborhood. Join Cleveland author Alan F. Dutka as he explores intriguing stories of famous and lesser-known Forest City disasters.
ISBN: 9781626193369
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: Disaster
Images: 75
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Native Clevelander Alan Dutka is the author of East Fourth Street: The Rise, Decline, and Rebirth of an Urban Cleveland Street, Cleveland's Short Vincent: The Theatrical Grill and Its Notorious Neighbors, and Cleveland in the Gilded Age: A Stroll Down Millionaires' Row.
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