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Lee Seville: Part 1

  This was my first run of the Lee Seville   neighborhood. Map:   Run 1 , Run 2 , Run 3 Distance This Section:  10.3 miles Distance So Far:  734.6 miles Kerruish Park was established in 1943. At a massive 76 acres, it features (4) b asketball courts, (5) baseball fields, (3) tennis courts, a swimming pool, (2) playgrounds, and (8) picnic shelters. It's home to the B-Buzz Little League , which started in the 1950s. The park is named after Kerruish family, who owned the land as far back as 1839. William Kerruish immigrated to Cleveland from Ireland in the first half of the 19th century and was part of the sophomore class of Western Reserve College. He worked side gigs to make ends meet while in school, taught his teachers Gaelic and, given his strong abolition beliefs, convinced Frederick Douglass to give his college commencement speech in 1854 (highly controversial at the time). He went on to study at Yale and came back to Cleveland to lead a top law firm. His daughter, Mariam, was