10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Cuyahoga River

Like much of Greater Cleveland, the Cuyahoga River has earned a rather negative reputation. Its infamous river fire of 1969 led to much-needed environmental legislation and change, and yet that image of a burning river seems to have permanently singed itself into the minds of Ohioans and even out-of-staters. The truth is that the river has quite a varied history, but every moment in it is truly fascinating.

Though the Cuyahoga River has earned a rough reputation, it has quite the story to tell – and one that is far less negative than most people realize. Which factoid surprised you the most? Let us know in the comments below.

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