Like most areas of major cities that formed in the 1800s, immigrants made up the early population of what became known as the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio.

The first settlers, in the mid-1820s, were Manx farmers, people who spoke the Gaeiic dialect. Germans, Russians, Czechs, Jews and Italians would follow, and they would maintain its rural nature for almost a century while industrialization took place around it. The neighborhood received its name because of the 248 maple trees planted along one of its main roads.

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God loves every one of those victims as much as you and I. Such a shame the world has become so calloused

Father of Six

Sad. It kind of reminds me of people who kill innocent babies out of convenience and refer to them as "cells".



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