A Conversation for The Connecticut Western Reserve and the Origin of Cleveland, Ohio
several, a/k/a random Started conversation Jul 6, 2005
i see you found the case western site.
moses cleaveland also reportedly made first Ohio landing in Conneaut at the river's mouth and spent the night anchored there, shooting muskets and swilling grog, and named the river and the city to follow. (that is supposedly in the ship's log.)
Ashtabula, the next river, is 'river of many fish'in Iroquois.
then the Grand River where a town named Fairport was later established, but the Chagrin River is named because A) ol' moses thought it was the Cuyahoga or B) 'shay-guin' in Indian dialect (that was around the border of the Iroquois and Erie nations.)
and then he hit what he was aiming for, the Cuyahoga 'crooked river' and an Indian summit grounds for the Seneca, Iroquois, Huron, Maumee, Erie and other tribes.
although there is now a statue of him in Public Square of downtown Cleveland, he never came back. it is also possible one G.Washington
had preceeded him in land surveys, horseback from Fort Pitt (Pittsburgh).
J Posted Jul 7, 2005
several, a/k/a random Posted Jul 8, 2005
there was indeed a period of time--a year or two--that George traveled west and there is some documentation to Fort Pitt, and that he intended to travel further. as Fort Erie (Erie PA)is nearly due north, it is likely he headed that-a-way and, as surveyor, would have logged charts. one thing is for certain----Mose Cleaveland knew about Conneaut, and about the Cuyahoga River long before he got there. but, again, no documentation has been found.
loves_love Posted Jun 4, 2006
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