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Cleveland’s Environmental History in a nutshell

by Paula Apynys | January 11th, 2014

In terms of general environmentalism, we suspect that the major cities around the state have had experiences broadly similar to Cleveland’s.

An article of interest we came across is an entry called “Environmentalism”, in The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. It provides a brief history of environmentalism in Cleveland.

“When Connecticut settlers first arrived 200 years ago, they viewed the estuary of the (Cuyahoga) river either as a miasmic, disease-ridden swamp or as a green valley full of life. Those with the latter opinion left accounts describing clear waters, bountiful fish spawning grounds, rich bottom lands, and abundant wildlife.” But the commercial possibilities of the area were evident and the Cleveland area was quickly developed and industrialized. Read the rest of this entry »

Ohio’s Landscape

by Paula Apynys | January 10th, 2014
OhioRegionsStuff I probably learned in school and forgot: from

“Ohio’s topography consists of rolling plains for the most part. In the north, Ohio borders Lake Erie. The Lake Erie Plains, part of the Great Lakes Plains, extend southward from the lake into Ohio. The Allegheny Plateau is located in the east. The Central or Till Plains cover the western portion of the state.”