Excerpt from Proceedings of the Eighth National Conference on City Planning: Cleveland, June 5-7, 1916 For many reasons I am glad of the opportunity to say to you that you are welcome in Cleveland. I wish I might say it in a way that the words would t seem merely a perfunctory expression. My desire is to make you feel that our welcome to you is sincere, cordial and of genuine bearti ness. We are proud of our city, though t self-complacent. Our park system, our group plan of public buildings, the Warrensville philanthropies, the finer residence districts are all mile stones in our progress toward Greater Cleveland. We are proud of the great bridges spanning our crooked river, of the many large industries, of Which you Will catch a glimpse to-morrow, of the radial lines of railroad entering here, and of our great harbor With its vast shipping interests. We are proud of the towering minds whose dominant ambi tion and enterprise have made these developments possible, and we are proud also of the thousands of men and women Who, day by day, inconspicuously but faithfully fulfill their humbler but less necessary part in the carrying forward of that part of the work of the world which happens to fall as Cleveland's share. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.