In 1913, A Great Flood Swept Through Cleveland And Changed The City Forever
By Nikki Rhoades|Published June 05, 2018
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
It is remarkable that Cleveland has been a lifelong home for many locals, and yet the city guards pieces of its history as if it is meant to be kept secret. So many incredible and terrible things have occurred in the city over the years that the common individual does not know about, from the dissolution of communities to maritime disasters that resulted in regional names you may recognize to this day. And yet, no event changed the entire region quite like this one disastrous flood that swept through the region, and you won’t believe that you’ve never heard of it.
Cleveland has an incredible history, but pieces of it seem to be lost to time. Fortunately, the story of our city’s past is well documented in photographs and documents, and though they may still be fairly unknown to most people, those who uncover them still take a moment to remember those whose lives were lost.