Don't Be Like Those McCart Street Boys


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Don't Be Like Those McCart Street Boys

In April 1892, the Cleveland Leader published several articles about some minor criminal activity engaged in by a group of boys who were the sons of some of West Cleveland's most prominent citizens. Squire Liberty Ware, serving as justice of peace, used the occasion not only to warn these boys not to follow the path of those boys who lived on McCart Street (see Cleveland Historical article on the McCart Street Gang), but also composed a poem for the occasion. Part of the poem can be read in this clipping from the April 24, 1892 edition of the Leader.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State University, Michael Scwartz Library, Special Collections


This file appears in: Samuel White's Roadside Inn