30 Myths That Define Cleveland
Editor's Note: Click the links below to read our attempts at busting 30 Cleveland myths.
We've all heard the theory that the "A" in Cleaveland was cut to fit newspaper mastheads, but when did we really become Cleveland?
Is the haunting of Franklin Castle the result of foul play?
Are the bullet holes in the bar at Great Lakes Brewing Co. from law man Eliot Ness?
Could the Cleveland Indians have had Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Ernie Banks on the same team?
Did Cleveland Magazine freelancer Dave Voelker really walk across Lake Erie to Canada — alone?
Did Hot Sauce Williams invent the, almost exclusively Cleveland, Polish Boy sandwich?
Did the Bay Village doctor Sam Sheppard inspire The Fugitive TV show?
Did the Cleveland Browns really fire one of the greatest NFL coaches of all-time, Bill Belichick?
Did mob boss Al Capone use an underground tunnel to get to Little Italy?
Does Ohio really only have man-made lakes?
Does our East-West divide go back to the fact that Ohio City was once its own city?
Is Cleveland really as suburban as we think?
Does the East Side really get more snow than the West Side? If so, why?
Is Dunham Tavern, the former home and tavern built in 1824, which is now a museum, the oldest building in Cleveland?
Is Dead Man's Curve as dangerous as its moniker implies?
Is the Cleveland Indians' name based on a former Cleveland Spiders player?
Baker Mayfield may have a prickly personality, but did he really snub the 49ers' Richard Sherman during the pre-game handshake?
Babe Ruth hit his 500th home run in Cleveland, but did a 12-year-old really end up with the ball?
The Arcade Cleveland is grand, but is it the first indoor shopping center in America?
There have been many South Bay Bessie sightings, but does the Lake Erie Monster really exist?
Was the first permanent traffic light installed in Cleveland?
Was the Ohio Bell building (now the AT&T building) the inspiration for Superman's Daily Planet?
Was Cleveland Municipal Stadium, the lakefront home to the Browns and Tribe, built to attract the 1932 Olympics?
We love American Greetings, but did the card company manufacture October's Sweetest Day as a holiday?
We'll always be champs, but were there really 1.3 million people at the Cavs' 2016 Championship parade?
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November 25, 2019