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Necolaie Stoica

This monument marks the burial place of four men who died in the name of Cleveland’s progress. Cleveland, like many industrial cities, suffered from pollution and poisoned its own natural water supply in the form of Lake Erie.. In order to bring clean water to Cleveland’s ever-increasing population, the city constructed a pumping station on the shore and then dug an underwater tunnel to take in fresh lake water miles away. This disaster was one of six that occurred after the start of excavation in 1898 (the final incident occurred in 1916). There were two accidents in 1901 according to the Encyclopedia of Cleveland history – a gas explosion and a fire.

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