The Cleveland Storyteller Announces New "The Avenue, Cleveland's Millionaires' Row" Talk

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The Cleveland Storyteller's new talk looks at daily life on Cleveland's Millionaires' Row in the late 1800s to early 1900s. The Avenue includes tales of Rockefeller's secret passion, scandals, and a want-to-be socialite who outsmarted all.

For 30 years, The Avenue would close for sleigh races among the millionaires

For 30 years, The Avenue would close for sleigh races among the millionaires

I believe both business and personal lessons can be learned from past successes of people like the Rockefellers and Hannas.

The Cleveland Storyteller, Dan Ruminski, announced a new talk, The Avenue, Cleveland's Millionaires' Row. It reveals the inside story of daily life during the late 1800s and early 1900s about the richest avenue in the world. The story examines the legacies of famous residents including John D. Rockefeller, Samuel Mather and his brother William, Mark Hanna and more.

The Cleveland Storyteller's research reveals fascinating, unheard tales of fortunes made and lost, and well as new insights into these people and times. The new talk features stories of:

  • John D. Rockefeller's secret passion
  • Scandal on The Avenue
  • The ghost of Julia Drury, who many claim to still see today
  • The want-to-be socialite who outsmarted The Avenue's finest

"I believe both business and personal lessons can be learned from past successes of people like the Rockefellers and Hannas," said Ruminski. “My new presentation provides a feel for what life was like on what Mark Twain called one of the finest streets in America!”

The new talk provides the audience with a personal look at the daily lives of those who lived on Euclid Avenue. The audience will hear surprising details and untold stories not found in any textbook that draw parallels between Millionaires' Row heyday and today. The stories are presented in an entertaining fashion—no notes or computers, just the Cleveland Storyteller in his chair bringing these historical figures to life.

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The Cleveland Storyteller's mission is to share the unique history that led the city to national and world recognition. Using little known, carefully researched stories, Dan Ruminski creates entertaining presentations of the history and helps promote Cleveland's greatness.

Mr. Ruminski was a teacher and coach at Gilmour Academy before going into business. But his passion for history remained, and he has become a recognized expert on Cleveland history. When he gave his first talk on Millionaires' Row at library, where 40 were expected, over 100 showed up.

The Cleveland Storyteller continues to research the families and history of Northeast, Ohio. The clevelandstoryteller.com website features his DVD and book, speaking schedule, and information on how to contact him for fundraisers. Learn more at ClevelandStoryTeller.com, or call Dan Ruminski directly at (440) 951-1323.

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