The fable of the burning river, 45 years later

On the morn­ing of June 22, 1969, oil and debris that had col­lect­ed on the sur­face of the Cuya­hoga Riv­er as wound its way through Cleve­land caught fire. The sto­ry attract­ed nation­al atten­tion, and was fea­tured in a report on the nation’s envi­ron­men­tal prob­lems in the August 1 Time mag­a­zine. The fire illus­trat­ed just how […]