Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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Cuyahoga Falls has Chicago skinned in a dozen ways. Soproclaimed an early resident of the city whose premierlocation on the mighty Cuyahoga River gave the town its name,its livelihood, and its soul. A small town that realized its bigpotential early on, Cuyahoga Falls became a center of industryand recreation throughout the state of Ohio. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohioexplores the town's founding in 1812, its growth into an industrialpowerhouse, and its current focus on downtown urban renewal.Within the boundaries of their original two-mile squaresettlement, the lives of the early citizens of Cuyahoga Falls wereinextricably intertwined with the majestic river. They recognizedand harnessed its tremendous potential as it tumbled over a seriesof falls. Local economies flourished as paper, flour, wool, stone, andwood were milled using the immense force of the water, estimatedto contain the power of 3,460 horses. Local inhabitants and visitorsalike were drawn to nearby Silver Lake to enjoy scenic steamboatcruises, fish the waters, ride the roller coaster, and enjoy the gracefulparks that lined its shores.
ISBN: 9780738507217
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Local residents (and mother and son team) Marilyn and Scott Seguin, with support from the Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society, have documented the unique river heritage of this city in more than 200 vintage images. Their insightful commentary provides a glimpse into the Cuyahoga Falls of yesteryear: a town whose identity was the river itself. Whether you are a longtime native or a newcomer to this proud city, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio is a thoroughly enjoyable visual celebration of the past and a future yet to come.
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