West of the CuyahogaeBook - 2014
A narrative history of Cleveland's West Side. Longtime columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, George E. Condon turns his keen reportorial eye to Cleveland's West Side, an area rich in history but too often overlooked in scholarly texts. In easy, polished prose, Condon regales the reader with stories of settlement, migration, and development, all the while bringing to life such characters as "Ice Wagon" Kilbane, whose legendary punch laid many West Side Irishmen low, and "Six O'Clock" Dorsey, said to have been the skinniest kid in the Old Angle neighborhood, and "Needles" McCafferty, who took his dinkey trolley sightseeing one memorable night.T his seasoned newspaperman has been soaking up stray facts and vanishing information for more than five decades. Condon's voracious appetite for facts and a nose for where to find them bring alive this Cleveland history, engaging the reader with his authentic stories, humorous anecdotes, and fond perspective. West of the Cuyahoga fills a gap in the history of Cleveland, Ohio, and reveals the gleanings of a lifetime for a local journalist and raconteur.
Publisher: [United States] : Kent State University Press : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
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