@porcupine: Are you telling me that all major rivers throughout the history of the United States have be publicly owned?
I thought it would be just the opposite. I thought we grew up in a country where ownership of land include rivers.
You can’t just claim that since the river was polluted it therefore must have be publicly owned.
BTW, I can’t find any evidence that says this river was owned by the State of Ohio, or any other municipalities. Can you?