With the country’s attention in Cleveland last week for the Republican National Convention, multiple references were made to the city whose river once caught on fire. While that may be quite a distinguishing characteristic, many people still do not know the whole story of the Cuyahoga River and how massive amounts of pollution set fire to water. The 1969 event is seen as one of the major contributing factors that spawned the environmental protection movement of the early 1970s.

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