A History of Cleveland, Ohio in 50 Objects #5: Jim Thome’s Socks, 1997

Turns out that losing is not necessarily the end of the story.

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A History of Cleveland, Ohio in 50 Objects #4: The David Berger National Memorial

"It is wrong to hurt people because they believe in a different religion than you do," she concluded. ..."Didn't people *understand* that?" the older boy asked her.

A History of Cleveland, Ohio in 50 Objects #3: The window of Charles Dickens’s stateroom aboard the steamship Constitution, 1842

"...and a party of ‘gentlemen’ actually planted themselves before our little cabin, and stared in at the door and windows ..."

A History of Cleveland, OH in 50 Objects, #2 of a series: The Plum

Map borrowed from the Internet & altered/purpled by me; plum drawing also by me. Q:  What's the difference between Cleveland and the Titanic? A: Cleveland has a better orchestra. --popular joke, ca. late 1970s The latter half of the 20th century wasn't kind to the city of Cleveland. You know the litany:  river catches on... Continue Reading →

A History of Cleveland, Ohio in 50 Objects, #1 of a Series: The Letter ‘A’

A couple of months ago, the New York Times ran a feature entitled  "A History of New York in 50 Objects," a selection they hoped "could embody the narrative of New York." They were inspired by the BBC's "History of the World in 100 Objects," and I in turn have been inspired by them. Probably... Continue Reading →

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