Akron, Ohio (Images of America Series)

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Best known as the "Rubber Capital of the World," Akron, Ohio, was a major player in many industries long before Benjamin F. Goodrich moved there in 1870. From humble canal town to global industry giant, Akron rode the economic roller coaster through the Depression, wars, strikes, and financial booms. As a major manufacturing center of everything from sewer pipe to matches to oatmeal, Akron lured prospective workers from other towns, states, and even countries. This lively mix of diverse cultures helped to create...
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Best known as the "Rubber Capital of the World," Akron, Ohio, was a major player in many industries long before Benjamin F. Goodrich moved there in 1870. From humble canal town to global industry giant, Akron rode the economic roller coaster through the Depression, wars, strikes, and financial booms. As a major manufacturing center of everything from sewer pipe to matches to oatmeal, Akron lured prospective workers from other towns, states, and even countries. This lively mix of diverse cultures helped to create Akron's unique beauty and boundless spirit.

Akron, Ohio, examines this special blend of industry, culture, tight-knit neighborhoods, and high society through historic photographs and images-some seen here for the first time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738531946
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.09 (d)

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Diane DeMali Francis and David W. Francis are members of the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, and Wadsworth Area Historical Society. They have published eight books, including Ohio's Amusement Parks in Vintage Postcards.
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  • Posted February 1, 2010

    Nice historical pictures

    My 74-year-old father-in-law seems to really enjoy this. He's lived in the Akron area his entire life and this has some wonderful descriptions and pictures of many different locations. A good coffee table book.

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