13 Rare Photos From Cleveland That Will Take You Straight To The Past

In July of 1796, Moses Cleaveland and a team of surveyors arrived at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River to begin establishing a settlement in the Connecticut Western Reserve. There, they established the settlement of Cleaveland, which was later renamed to Cleveland in 1831. With such a lengthy history, it should be no surprise that our predecessors have left us an interesting array of artifacts related to local history. Some of the most prized artifacts are preserved in pictures, and this collection of vintage photos will absolutely take you back in time.

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Photos from “back in the day” prove that Cleveland has always been a hub of activity and life. Do you have any historic pictures of Cleveland or its residents? Upload your vintage pictures below!