Carl Stokes

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims

  • History
  • Cultural Studies
  • Literature
  • Native American Studies
  • Regional Studies
  • 1969
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  • Cleveland Mayor Carl Stokes enjoyed a high level of popularity among adults and children during his tenure; his advocacy for clean water extended beyond the Cuyahoga River controversy and included opening up neighborhood pools such as this one at Edgewater Park, on July 4, 1969. Utilities director Ben Stefanski (next to Stokes) joined the mayor for a swim.