In 1796, when Gen. Moses Cleaveland founded the settlement on Lake Erie’s shores that would become the city of Cleveland, he opened the way for many dynamic, visionary, and diverse individuals who would not only help Cleveland prosper as one of the greatest cities in the Midwest, but also give the city its unique character.
Mobster Danny Greene’s fate was sealed by a car bomb and his life was later immortalized in film. Vernon Stouffer helped revolutionize the frozen food industry and the way Americans eat. Almeda Adams refused to let her disability keep her from making contributions in education and music. And Zelma Watson George found success in theater and, later, politics as a goodwill ambassador and a delegate to the United Nations.
Legendary Locals of Cleveland chronicles the fascinating stories of citizens who have impacted the city in political, social, philanthropic, business, educational, scientific/medical, entertainment, and even criminal areas.
Join the Author for a Book Signing!
When: Saturday, December 1st from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Visible Voice Books
1023 Kenilworth Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113
Thea Gallo Becker, a native Clevelander and local historian, has authored three books for Arcadia’s Images of America series: Cleveland: 1796–1929;
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or at www.LegendaryLocals.com or (888)-313-2665.
Each book in Arcadia Publishing’s Legendary Locals imprint delves into the history of some of the unique individuals and groups, past and present, who have made a memorable impact on their community throughout its history.