Public domain documents often allow us to better visualize a community’s history.  We’ve chosen two such documents as the basis from which we hope to paint a picture of Cleveland in the 1890s. The first document is a beautiful artistic map of 1890 Cleveland.  The map is free of chargeContinue Reading

Charles Champlin relocated to Cleveland in 1942 to live with his mother, Katherine Marietta Masson, and stepfather, Charles Haynes, a Cleveland native.  His autobiography, A Life in Writing: The Story of an American Journalist, provides a glimpse into the life of Mr. Champlin, who went on to write for LifeContinue Reading

Once again, Jack Henke has compiled a collection of stories highlighting the history of and around Oneida Lake.  In Tales of Oneida Lake, the following chapters specifically focus on stories about Cleveland and it’s residents: Vignettes of Frenchman’s Island features an article, “A Tale of Lake Oneida”, published by theContinue Reading

Introduction When the Davis Store, located on Main Street, Bernhards Bay, was closed and went to auction, Cleveland Historical Society Vice-President Kathy Darrow purchased some handwritten notes that were left behind in the store.  They were written in the late 1930’s, probably by Edna Davis, the wife of George Davis.Continue Reading