The Cuyahoga, the river that burned by eudora

The Cuyahoga, the river that burned

Our hotel in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio was on the Cuyahoga River. As we looked at this view, my husband said, "This is the river that burned."
"Every chemical engineering student in the 60's studied it. The plants upriver in Cleveland dumped so many pollutants into the river that it caught fire several times."
The fire in 1969 inspired the environmental movement. The river was cleaned and restored close to its natural condition.

Retrospective: Traveling with the Ragin' Cajuns
September 10, 2011 UL Lafayette 20, Kent State 12
I remember that from the 1960's. So glad that it has been rehabilitated. I truly like the juxtaposition of man-made and natural beauty.
September 9th, 2023  
Interesting backstory, and a terrific shot of the river. Unusual to see the building jutting out over it.
September 9th, 2023  
Incredible story. So glad the river was cleaned up.
September 10th, 2023  
There were several rivers country-wide that were treated that way. I'm glad we put things right and returned them to this natural state for good. Nice shot and great history lesson.
September 10th, 2023  
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