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ESA FLAG DAY COMMEMORATION
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14TH at 10:45 A.M.
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ERIE STREET CEMETERY CELEBRATION!
TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. (sharp)
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CITY OF CLEVELAND’S 221ST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
FRIDAY, JULY 21ST at 11:00 A.M.
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DAY TRIP TO FIRELANDS MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15TH
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"BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE"
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH at 10:45 A.M.
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DAY TRIP TO SPIRIT OF ’76 MUSEUM
MONDAY, OCTOBER 9TH
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PROPOSED DAY TRIP TO LAWNFIELD
MONTH AND DATE TBD
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Erie Street Cemetery book
Proceeds from the sale of this book go to ESA  more info...

Erie Street Cemetery - ESA had recently dedicated a new Memorial Stone to Veterans and a new bronze marker at the Carter grave site.

Veterans commission honors those who have served veterans and their community

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EARLY SETTLERS ASSOCIATION
OF THE WESTERN RESERVE

Cleveland, Ohio

Preserving the past while celebrating the future

Welcome to ESA!!

The Early Settlers Association (ESA) of the Western Reserve is one of the oldest civic organizations in an area once known as the Connecticut Lands of the Western Reserve (Northeast Ohio).

Since 1879

Formed more than a century ago (November 19, 1879) original members had some connection to the earliest settlers of the region. They adopted a constitution and a purpose or mission, which has not changed much to this day.

"Inspire greater understanding and interest in the history of Cleveland and the Western Reserve; to preserve the traditions of the Western Reserve; to organize, observe and celebrate the anniversaries of important historical events; to mark places with enduring signs; to further the best interest of Cleveland and the Western Reserve by cooperation with other organizations for the achievement of worthy historical, civic, educational and cultural goals".

The only change to our constitution has been to open the membership to any person who shares in the goals stated above regardless of his or her ancestry or place of residence.

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