Memories and Random ThoughtsI am putting some of my thoughts and memories here on this page. It will be updated once a week with my daily thoughts while I am living at Stow -Glen.
Snow time in Kent reminds me of the big snow storm in November of 1950. There was 25 inches of snow that fell overnight. That was a lot for the cleveland area. Everything was closed . Neighbors were having a good time playing like lids in the snow.
Come to think about it there were a few major disasters in the Cleveland area.
Clinic fire. On May 15, 1929, the main building of the Cleveland Clinic
The East Ohio Gas explosion and fire.
The burning of Luna Park.
The Log Cabin fire at Euclid Beach.
The Memorial school fire in Collinwood.
Cleveland Clinic Fire.
On May 15, 1929, the main building of the Cleveland Clinic caught fire. The fire began when an exposed light bulb was too close to some nitro-cellulose x-ray film, igniting the film. In the end, 123 people lost their lives. Eighty of the dead were either patients or visitors at the clinic, and the rest were employees. One of the Cleveland Clinic's founders, Dr. John Phillips, was among the dead. Most of the victims died from inhaling poisonous gases produced by the burning x-ray film.
Investigators found that the clinic was not to blame for the tragedy, but the
Cleveland Clinic fire influenced major changes at both the local and national
levels. The city of Cleveland decided that fire departments should receive gas
masks as part of their equipment and also advocated creating an ambulance service
for the city. Nationally, medical facilities established new standards for storing
hazardous materials such as x-ray film.