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35th Anniversary Web Extras
Click below for more memories — everything from the proclamation of Daffy Dan as the city's T-shirt king to a modern re-interpretation of Lucille Perk's pork 'n' dumplings recipe. For more articles from our past, search our growing online archives.


  • October 1973: Is Downtown for the Birds?
    The city's most prevalent dweller could kill you (and has feathers).
  • July 1978: Cardin of •T' Couture
    When Darth Vader and Andy Gibb ruled the T-shirt world.
  • April 1982: Anything Goes Almost
    Newspaper censorship gives WMMS a pain in the a — —.

    Arts & Entertainment
  • 1974: Dressing up the Terminal Tower
    The estimated cost of Mimi Smith's big idea: $126,080 (plus $15,360 labor)

    A La Carte
  • Mrs. Perk's (Revamped) Pork 'n' Dumplings
  • More Recipes from our Past
    Our appetite for the 1970s includes ham loaf, party quiche and dill veal balls.

    1972-2007: From Dennis to Dennis & Everything In Between
    The Other Ralphie
    Some of Mayor Perk's memorable appearances in our pages

  • April 1972: The Revolving Door of the Mayor's Office
  • May 1972: Perk Up Your Wardrobe for $32
  • May 1973: The Politics of Restoration: Making Ralph J. Perk both Elegant and Safe
  • May 1974: Ralph Perk's Flight to Washington

  • The Cleveland Magazine Game
    Print out, roll the dice and create your own version of this '70s classic.

  • Campaigning for Cleveland
    We (with the help of local advertising agencies) have always been some of the city's biggest cheerleaders. Check out the all the 1970s and 2004 advertising campaigns promoting the city, which have appeared in our pages.

    The Experience
  • December 1978: I Walked Across Lake Erie • Alone
    I felt like a penguin on a giant treadmill. The Canadian shoreline just did not seem to be getting any better •

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