Since the final Cuyahoga River fire in 1969, Cleveland has transformed the Cuyahoga River from cesspool to beach party. (Albeit a party that a freighter occasionally powers through.)
Cleveland is celebrating that transformation all week, leading up to the official anniversary June 22.
See a historical timeline of the Cuyahoga River and the original report from the 1969 fire. Read about what issues river advocates are tackling in the future and why Clevelanders embrace the term Burning River on stories.