Cleveland Calamities

Alan F. Dutka

For the first time under one cover, here are the tales of Cleveland’s greatest blizzards, most destructive tornadoes, nastiest snowstorms and worst floods—and so much more.

A pseudo tidal wave once pounded the Lake Erie shore from Bay Village to the Pennsylvania border. A phantom ice age caused scientists to predict that glaciers would soon return to Cleveland.

A river burned, mayflies swarmed the downtown area by the millions, credible UFO sightings are still unexplained and a June blizzard raged in the city.

Citizens perfected the art of throwing rocks at volunteer firefighters. Secret assistance in developing the atomic bomb created a radioactive neighborhood.

Join Cleveland author Alan F. Dutka as he explores intriguing stories of famous and lesser-known Forest City disasters.

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SpecificationsHistory Press, 2014
6" x 9" softcover
128 pages, B&W photos
ISBN: 978-1-2619-336-9