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Canton Entertainment, Ohio (Images of America Series)

Canton Entertainment, Ohio (Images of America Series)

by Kimberly A. Kenney


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Everyone loves to have fun! Over the years, Cantonians have enjoyed a wide variety of amusements, from traveling theatrical shows to community-wide celebrations. Louis Schaefer opened the town’s first opera house in 1868, attracting some of the 19th century’s biggest stars to Canton. The tradition of first-rate entertainment continued in the 20th century, with stars like Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, and Guy Lombardo gracing the stage of the Moonlight Ballroom. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, Canton enjoyed a cultural renaissance with the development of many arts organizations still cherished today, including the Players’ Guild, Canton Symphony Orchestra, and Canton Museum of Art. In 1955, the city celebrated its sesquicentennial with the biggest parade in Canton’s history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467110846
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 11/25/2013
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Images of America: Canton Entertainment provides an overview people’s diversions and amusements over the years, including photographs of downtown movie theaters, hotels, restaurants, department stores, museums, cultural organizations, Meyers Lake, Mother Gooseland, and more. Kimberly Kenney is the curator of the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum. This is her fourth book on Canton history with Arcadia Publishing.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Amusement Parks 9

2 Circuses, Celebrations, Fairs, and More 27

3 Clubs 45

4 Cultural Organizations 55

5 Hotels 67

6 Opera Houses and Theaters 75

7 Restaurants 91

8 Shopping 107

9 Sports 119

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