The Hot Sheet

1918 Influenza Epidemic in Cleveland

By CPHS / 23 June 2020

After voluntary closures and suggested social isolation proved unsuccessful in keeping the case numbers down, the city and county mandated closures and quarantines.  Calling the pandemic “the most serious menace…

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1940 International Emergency Mobile Patrol

By CPHS / 15 June 2020

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, on November 27, 1938 the International Harvester Company delivered “…twelve lightweight, speedy units with panel bodies to be used as combination ambulances and patrol…

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The Cleveland Police “Sign Shop”

By CPHS / 10 June 2020

As automobile traffic increased in the United States, auto clubs sprang up across the country.  In the early 1900s, these clubs began discussing the need for uniform traffic regulations.  Individual…

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