What was running through Moses Cleaveland’s mind
when he landed on the eastern shore of Lake Erie?
Did he realize that the forest on the bluff above him would become the city
that would bear his name? And how did “Cleaveland” lose an “a”? We can’t tell
you what Moses was thinking, but we do weigh in on the missing vowel in this
prowl, which will escort you around Public Square, the heart of the city and one of the first areas
that Cleaveland laid out as part of his 1796 survey to establish the city. You
will hear how the village based on a New
England town transformed into a tony residential
neighborhood and then was surrounded by large civic buildings. This prowl is
about 37 minutes and was recorded in Summer 2008.