The Run Fights Back


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The Run Fights Back

In early December 1859, a heavy rainstorm caused the Walworth Run to swell, overflow, and washout a dam, four bridges and part of a nearby slaughterhouse operation. While normally a slow-moving little stream, during rainstorms like this one which occurred periodically, the Run often destroyed buildings and other man-made structures in its way, washing them downstream into the Cuyahoga River.

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


This file appears in: Where in the World is Walworth Run?