February 22, 2018

Today in History: Cleveland, Ohio


Today in History–July 22–the Library of Congress features Cleveland, Ohio. When General Moses Cleaveland and a party of surveyors arrived at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River on July 22, 1796, they thought it would make an ideal location for a new town. The city became officially known as Cleveland when the Cleveland Advertiser dropped the first “a” in the city’s name to reduce the length of the newspaper’s masthead. Learn more about this city on Lake Erie by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary source treasures.

Cleveland maps

Cleveland images

Cleveland books & articles

Cleveland correspondence, speeches & other texts

Cleveland historic newspapers

Cleveland legislation

State Spotlight: Ohio

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