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December 21st, 2012

Cleveland Tours

SHOT 2011 Tours and Special Activities
The following is a summary of the tours and special activities scheduled during this year’s Annual Meeting in Cleveland. Please click here for complete details (PDF). Because the tours are very popular and sell out quickly, you may want to register as soon as possible in order to avoid missing out.
NOTE: HSS and 4S delegates are welcome to sign up for these tours.� Please fill out a SHOT registration form and pay for the tours you wish to take.� If you are only going on the tours, there is no need to register as a SHOT delegate.
Thursday, 3 November
The Local Arrangements Committee has organized three pre-conference tours on Thursday afternoon.�
11:30 am-4:00 pm
Tour of ArcelorMittal Steel Mill
The ArcelorMittal mill is the city’s largest manufacturer, and has deep roots extending to 1873 with the Otis Iron & Steel Co. The tour will include a demonstration of how molten iron from the blast furnace is mixed with recycled scrap in a basic oxygen furnace and then transformed into semi-finished slabs in a continuous caster before moving to the rolling mill. Finally, the tour visits the hot-dipped galvanizing line. Registrants must be at least 18 years of age and comfortable with considerable walking and stair climbing. Guests will be provided with long-sleeve jackets, hardhats, and safety glasses, but other dress restrictions apply. Cameras and video equipment are not permitted. Security restrictions including advanced registration apply; see the detailed description of the tour for complete information.
1:30-4:30 pm
Tour of Cleveland’s Industrial Past
with John J. Grabowski
John J. Grabowski is one of the foremost experts on Cleveland’s ethnic and industrial past. The tour travels past some extraordinary industrial architecture including the site of the former White Motor factory. It will pass the site of the 1944 East Ohio Gas Explosion and view the industrial infrastructure along the main east-west rail lines.� The tour will pass through the industrial area along the Cuyahoga River with its steel mills and rail yards. The tour will stop at Steelyard Commons to view the “in progress” steel museum. The tour will visit the Tremont neighborhood, Independence and Slavic Village where many immigrant steelworkers lived, before a final stop at the city’s first rolling mill.
2:00-4:30 pm
Tour of Historic Cleveland Bridges
led by Dario Gasparini
Professor Gasparini is an expert on historic bridges, many of which define the city of Cleveland, whose Cuyahoga River divides the city. Participants will get off the bus to see each bridge first hand and hear informed commentary.�Bridges range from historic fixed spans such as the Hope Memorial Bridge to the nearly dozen moveable bridges that span the Cuyahoga River and serve both vehicular and railroad traffic.
Friday, 4 November
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Great Lakes Brewing Company
and West Side Market.
Founded in 1840, the West Side Market is among the finest historic markets in the country. The present market house was dedicated in 1912. The neo-classical Byzantine building is a Cleveland landmark with its 137-foot clock tower. The Market features an astounding variety of food reflecting the city’s rich ethnic heritage. The Great Lakes Brewing Company and Brew Pub, across the street from the market house, is the nation’s 22nd largest craft brewery. Great Lakes is renowned for Cleveland-themed beers such as Burning River Pale Ale, as well as the panic-inducing Christmas Ale that has Clevelanders running to stores to secure their annual supply before it sells out. Participants can eat lunch on their own at either the brew pub or at many of the West Side Market’s prepared food stands. Attendees will enjoy a 10% discount on meals during the conference by showing conference badges.
Saturday, 5 November
2:00-3:30 pm
Architectural Walking Tour of Downtown Cleveland with Ted Sande
Ted Sande, AIA Emeritus and former Vice President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will lead a ninety-minute walking tour of downtown Cleveland. This is an exceptional opportunity for conference attendees to learn about Cleveland’s architectural past from Cleveland’s pre-eminent architectural historian. Commentary will focus on the architectural development and urban planning of Cleveland from 1796 to the present.�Comfortable shoes and appropriate seasonal clothing are recommended. 
2:00-4:30 PM
Tour of Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum, led by Jim Edmonson, Chief Curator
The Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum is comprised of a public museum, archive, and collections of rare books, artifacts, and images, and functions as an interdisciplinary study center. The Dittrick showcases 19th and 20th century medical technology and instrumentation in exhibits in the main gallery and through much of the Allen Library.�Notable acquisitions include the Percy Skuy Collection of historic contraceptive devices, as well as the M. Donald Blaufox Collection of diagnostic instruments.�

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