They say that Cleveland is one of the greatest tourist destinations in the entire United States. The fact is, if you ask the people who live around here, they'll tell you why they love it so much.
All they remember is a mistake on the lake and the place who had the fire on the river. They think of Cleveland as a dirty industrial city and we are not. We are a very cultured, very developed city with a lot of wealth.
It was almost 40 years ago that the heavily polluted Cuyahoga River caught fire. That embarrassing event actually spawned the clean water act nationwide.