Archival inkjet print
20 x 24 in.
Dorothy’s boyfriend, Marc Vitone, owns a house on Uhler Avenue. If you are a strong walker, it is walking distance from Cascade Valley Park, through which the river passes. The water is cold and fairly clean nowadays. In the past century the Cuyahoga and the Little Cuyahoga were highly polluted, in part due to a strong industrial base in northeast Ohio. In 1969 the Cuyahoga famously ignited and burned for a couple hours farther north in Cleveland. Yet even then local kids would play in the river. Dorothy is from West Virginia, a more rural state that in the past has sent many to the formerly heavily industrialized Ohio. Marc’s Labrador retriever mix, Pup, wades in as well.