Canton, Ohio

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This fascinating photographic history focuses onCanton, Ohio, from its industrial awakening in the1860s, through its near demise during the urban decay of the late 1960s. Through photographs from the archives of the Canton Preservation Society and many others representing Canton's various ethnic groups, Ronald E. Sterling has brought historic Canton to life. The images in Canton, Ohio, tell the story of well-known residents including Bezaleel Wells, William McKinley, H.H. Timken, and John Dueber. They also offer a glimpse into the ethnic communities of Canton, and the people who arrived in the city with not much more than lint in their pockets and a belief in the "Promise of America."
ISBN: 9780738556888
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Ronald E. Sterling, local historian and Executive Director of the Canton Preservation Society, has successfully captured the struggles and triumphs of the people of Canton as they lived through the changes of the turn of the century, the Great Depression, and two world wars. Sterling's knowledge of the region's history and his affection for its people are clearly evident in this beautiful and informative volume.
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