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  • 33-18 #1- Mill Creek Park - Oct '06 33-18 #1- Mill Creek Park - Oct '06
  • 33-18 #2- Visitor Center- 33-18 #2- Visitor Center-
  • 33-18 #3-Walk to the Falls 33-18 #3-Walk to the Falls
  • 33-18 #4- Stop and Read 33-18 #4- Stop and Read
  • 33-18 #5- One Overlook 33-18 #5- One Overlook
  • 33-18 #6-Another View 33-18 #6-Another View
  • 33-18 #7- Cataract Falls 33-18 #7- Cataract Falls
  • 33-18 #8- Wonderful Ironwork, too 33-18 #8- Wonderful Ironwork, too
  • 33-18 Cataract Falls 33-18 Cataract Falls
  • 33-18 Marker 33-18 Marker
  • 33-18 Cataract Falls 33-18 Cataract Falls
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Cataract Falls
Text, side A
Formed by erosion of Cleveland shale and cascading 48 feet, making it the tallest waterfall in the county, the Cataract Falls of Mill Creek powered the gristmill and sawmill built by William Wheeler Williams and Major Wyatt in 1799. The mills, commissioned by the Connecticut Land Company to encourage settlement of the Western Reserve, attracted people to Newburgh. Cleveland finally outgrew bustling Newburgh by 1830 and eventually annexed most of it. The founding of the Cleveland Rolling Mill in Newburgh, beginning with the firm of Chisholm, Jones, & Company in 1857, precipitated the growth of the steel industry in Cleveland. By 1868, under the management of Henry Chisholm, it became one of the first in the nation to produce steel using the Bessemer process. The Rolling Mill, later the American Steel and Wire Company (a subsidiary of U.S. Steel), purchased the millworks at the falls in 1872.
Address
8404 Webb Terrace
Cleveland, OH
Location
Mill Creek Park, 8404 Webb Terrace
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.444406, Longitude: -81.625540.
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