Moses Cleaveland Statue


Moses Cleaveland Statue

Today’s  Photo:  Moses Cleaveland Statue

“Moses Cleaveland was a lawyer, politician, soldier, and surveyor from Connecticut who founded the U.S. city of Cleveland, Ohio, while surveying the Western Reserve in 1796. The place called “Cleaveland” eventually became known as “Cleveland”. Oneexplanation as to why the spelling changed is that, in 1830, when the first newspaper, the Cleveland Advertiser, was  established, the editor discovered that the head-line was too long for the form, and accordingly left out the letter “a” in the first syllable of “Cleaveland”, which spelling was at once adopted by the public. An alternative explanation is that Cleaveland’s surveying party misspelled the name of the future town on their original map.”

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Today’s Quote:

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. –
Harriet Tubman

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