30th Anniversary of Cuyahoga River Fire
Posted Tuesday, June 22
Today is the 30th anniversary of a landmark in Cleveland history. On June 22nd, 1969, the Cuyahoga River caught fire in the Flats. A few days later Mayor Carl Stokes went to Congress and demanded that something be done to clean up the Cuyahoga. No one was seriously hurt in the blaze, but the event captured the nation's attention and made Cleveland the butt of jokes. Outside of Cleveland many still identify the city with the event. But from a historical perspective, the fire goes down as a major impetus for the modern environmental movement. More from Infohio's Ley Garnett.