The Rain Shimmered in Akron Rainbows (The First Time It Caught Fire)

by No Pretty Things

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"The River Shimmered In Akron Rainbows (The First Time It Caught Fire)" is a paraphrase of a quote taken from the podcast The Memory Palace, written and read by Nate DiMeo. The particular section is from episode 92, called "Oil, Water", which talks about the first Cuyahoga River Fire in Cleveland, Ohio. The first fire took place in the late 18th Century, but caught on fire throughout the twentieth century. You can listen to the podcast at this link:


released July 22, 2016
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(The picture is actually from June 22nd, 1969 at a much later fire.



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