Akron Aviation

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Everyone loves a good adventure story. The history of Akron aviation provides all the real-life pathos of any adventure novel. It all began in 1875, when a young farmer named Jack C. Johnston launched himself and his balloon on one of the wildest flights ever recorded. In 1906, John Gammeter, an Akron inventor, built his own airplane and began making regular flights over the city. In Akron, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company saw the future of air commerce and would go on to write its own chapter in aviation history on a global scale. The story of Akron aviation is one of incredible triumphs and unspeakable tragedies. It is the story of men and women determined to conquer the air. Akron aviation matured along with the city, and the two intertwined to become a major influence in northern Ohio as well as the country.
ISBN: 9781467111324
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of Aviation
Images: 197
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Akron Summit County Library is in partnership with The Summit Memory Project. The Summit Memory Project is administered by the Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library. This county-wide collaborative effort to create a digital repository celebrating the history of Summit County, Ohio, was started in 2007. The project continues to add new collections to this day.
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