Thursday, April 21, 2011
It's finally getting to be that time of year when we want to go outside and see things. Some of us may even have guests from out of town. To that end, I ask the following question: Which historic sites would you take a visitor to see?
This is a little bit different from asking which sites we think are most important. It's about which places we think have something that an outsider would care to see. Perhaps it's the Garfield Monument and the view from Lake View Cemetery. Or maybe you'd take them to see the USS Cod and the William G. Mather. Or maybe you'd take them to see the site where the Cuyahoga River last burned. If I'm to judge from the quantity of photographs on Flickr, the most popular historic site with visitors is the West Side Market.
This isn't about what's most important - it's about the history you love in your community. What parts of our history would you share with a visitor? The less well-known ones will be especially interesting, I think.
I'll be compiling a map of the most popular/interesting sites. It'll be fun to see what it includes.