Cleveland contains one of the finest streets in America--Euclid avenue. Euclid
is buried at one end of it--the old original Euclid that invented the algebra,
misfortune overtake him! It is devoted to dwelling-houses entirely and it costs
you $100,000 to "come in." Therefore none of your poor white trash
can live in that street. You have to be redolent of that odor of sanctity which
comes with cash.
- Letter from Mark Twain, San Francisco Alta California, Nov. 15, 1868
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