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Lake Erie view from Bay Village’s Lakeside Cemetery

Lakeside Cemetery, on Lake Road in Bay Village, has to be one of the prettiest places to rest in peace.  The land was donated in 1814 by Reuben and Sarah Osborn, when Sarah’s sister, Rebecca Porter, drowned in the Rocky River.  See the cemetery and read the history of some of its inhabitants at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.…

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Reminisce on the Geneva-on-the-Lake Summer Fun Heritage Trail

Remember the beauty pageants at the Burlesque? Or the shaved ice at the Popcorn Ball? Both businesses boomed during the heyday of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio’s first resort.  The strip on Lake Erie is honoring its memories with the Geneva-on-the-Lake Summer Fun Heritage Trail.  See dozens of the signs on cleveland.com.  Share:

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Civil War legacy on the shores of Lake Erie

The cluster of white cottages perch over Lake Erie, connected by neat sidewalks and more than a century of history. Civil War veterans, all members of the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, bought the 5 acres in Sheffield Lake in 1908, so they could reunite. The men from Cuyahoga, Lorain and Medina counties had marched and…

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Vintage — and modern — views of Lakeside Chautauqua: Remember When

Before Lakeside was a family vacation destination, it was a religious tent revival. Lakeside was founded in 1873 during a series of rousing camp meetings organized by the Methodist Church. Attendees stayed in tents, which eventually were built into cottages. And for more comfort, Hotel Lakeside was begun. A year later, the Chautauqua Institution at…

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Cleveland yacht clubs began in 1878: See vintage photos

Cleveland Yachting Club was the first in Cleveland, organized in 1878. Now there are probably a dozen yacht clubs from Lorain to Mentor. They each have storied histories, and flags, and rivalries. Here’s a taste of their history. The group built its first club house in downtown Cleveland, at the base of East 9th Street,…

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North Coast Harbor’s transformation from passenger pier to play place: Remember when

North Coast Harbor used to be a parking lot. The water hemmed in by Voinovich Park? Yep, it was blacktop serving Cleveland Municipal Stadium, said Downtown Cleveland Alliance President Joe Marinucci. But for decades long before that, Cleveland’s front porch — downtown district stretching from Burke Lakefront Airport to FirstEnergy Stadium, dubbed “Where the city…

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