Tag Archives: Cleveland history

James Badal & Mark W. Stone on the Cleveland Torso Murders

This month, we were fortunate to host two of the preeminent experts on the Cleveland Torso Murders. Those experts are: James Badal, author of “In the Wake of the Butcher: Cleveland’s Torso Murders,” the definitive investigation into the identity of the never-apprehended … Continue reading

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The Cuyahoga: A River Reborn

The Cuyahoga River is a lynchpin of Northeast Ohio. However, it’s most commonly known for the times it caught fire – 13 times, specifically, from 1868 to 1969. It’s this final conflagration, along with an article about the blaze in … Continue reading

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Discover Ohio’s wicked history with true crime author Jane Ann Turzillo

True crime writer Jane Ann Turzillo will take you on a tour of Ohio’s wicked past with murderers, tricksters, train robbers, and more during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at our Main Branch. Turzillo has … Continue reading

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Travel to the Lake County’s posh, Gilded-Age past

Did you know that Lake County used to be the preferred vacation destination for the wealthy in the 19th century? Specifically, Little Mountain Road in Mentor and Concord Township used to be dotted with grand hotels, bath houses and extravagant … Continue reading

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Travel to Eliot Ness’ Cleveland

Travel back to the era of Untouchables and learn about Eliot Ness during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, at our Main Branch. Eliot Ness served as Cleveland’s Safety Director for Mayor Harold Burton during the years of 1935 to 1941. … Continue reading

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