Saturday, April 9, 2016

H is for History and Hospital!

Cleveland is Cooler Than You Think!
All over the media, in tv and movies, Cleveland gets made fun of. In this year's A-Z Challenge, I'm here to show you everything Cleveland has to offer!

H is for History and Hospital

Public Square, Cleveland 1857 (Photo: Wikipedia)
A few historical tidbits:

As far back as 9200 BC, paleo-Indian tribes had settled in the Cleveland area. The first American settlers came in 1796, when General Moses Cleaveland was sent to survey the land that was part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. 3 million acres of land were purchased for $1.2 million from the state of Connecticut to be then sold to settlers. 

In 1814, the village of Cleaveland was incorporated and in 1834, it's name was changed to Cleveland, dropping the first "a" so that the name would fit on one of the city's first newspapers, The Cleveland Advertiser's, masthead.

By the end of the Civil War, Cleveland was booming with population and manufacturing and was one of the five main oil refinery centers in the U.S.

Cleveland Clinic main campus (photo: Wikipedia)

The Cleveland Clinic is one of the top performing hospitals in the nation.  According to U.S. News and World Report it ranks #1 in the nation in Cardiology, #3 in Diabetes care, and has been awarded the "Best" Nationally Ranked Hospital in 14 adult specialties and 10 pediatric specialties.

Luckily, we haven't needed the hospital too much, but when we have, it's reassuring to know that we are in the hands of the best in the nation.

The beginnings of the Cleveland Clinic go all the way back to before 1891, with the surgical practice of Frank J. Weed. After he died, his assistants, Frank Bunts and George Washington Crile bought the practice and in 1921, they opened the doors to a new four-story outpatient facility called Cleveland Clinic. If you'd like to read more about the history of the Clinic, click here.


Doggy Style (It's really not what you think!)

My three kids have taken up the habit of naming all the different positions our beagle Rory gets himself into.  Most of the time even I can't quite figure out why they chose the names they did but I thought it might put a smile on everyone's face to share in this silliness!

H is for Hot Dog in a Bun!
This is one of Rory's favorite poses, though often he sinks a little further between the bun!

Have a lovely weekend! We got another 2 inches of snow last night! Okay, maybe the weather in Cleveland isn't all that great.

Kathy :)


  1. It sounded so much more sinister with the "a," haha.

  2. Interesting background on Cleveland. I have a blog about my home state of Maine. It's so fun to write about an area that you love. It sounds like you have that for your hometown. PS - I like the hot dog in a bun pose.

    Weekends In Maine

  3. Patrick- :) LOL!

    Karen-I love Maine, we've only been there once but it was lovely!