For the fantasy adventurer in "The Mammyth," see Cleveland (The Mammyth).


Cleveland is a city in the state of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state. The municipality is located in northeastern Ohio on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles west of the Pennsylvania border. As of the 2000 Census, the city proper had a total population of 478,403, and was then the 33rd largest city in the nation and the second largest city in Ohio.

Cleveland in "Birdwitching"[]

Lucy Parker was born in Cleveland. After moving to southern California, she never missed Cleveland winter.

Cleveland in Joe Steele[]

Cleveland was the site of the Republican Party's National Convention in 1936. They nominated Kansas Governor Alf Landon as their presidential candidate. He lost to Democratic incumbent Joe Steele in a landslide that November.[1]

Cleveland in "News From the Front"[]

On May 28, 1942, Cleveland saw a peace demonstration calling for an end to American involvement in World War II, and the impeachment and removal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The demonstrators chanted "War! War! FDR! Now the President's gone too far!" Pro-Roosevelt counter-demonstrators attacked the pacifists with clubs, rocks, and bottles. The Cleveland Police, tasked to separate the two sides impartially, instead joined the side of the pro-war crowd and beat the demonstrators with clubs, then kicked the ones who were already down. One demonstrator said that this cruelty would only help the anti-war cause by revealing Roosevelt's brutal nature.[2]

Cleveland in Southern Victory[]

In 1881, during the Second Mexican War, the city of Cleveland was bombarded by the Royal Navy twice.

In 1942, during the Second Great War, after fierce fighting, Cleveland fell to Confederate forces during Operation Coalscuttle, leaving the city a ruin.

Cleveland in Supervolcano[]

As a result of rationing power due to Hydro-Quebec's power shortage following the eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano, the power in Cleveland was received only from 6-9 p.m.[3]


  1. Joe Steele, pgs. 135-137.
  2. Atlantis and Other Places, p. 113.
  3. Things Fall Apart, pg. 297.