Akron – Canton – September 2011 – A Tour of the Highlights of the Area

With a sunny early fall weekend with nothing to do, we played tourist in the area we lived.

A flower festival in Barberton

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Sand castles and carvings were on display

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The statue was even adorned with flowers.

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Akron was once the rubber capital of the world, and there is plenty of evidence of this – including Firestone Stadium, a depression era baseball stadium that has been converted for the Women’s Professional Softball team.

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Quaker Oats started in Akron – one of the old silo complexes was turned into a hotel, and later, University of Akron dorms.

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The new University of Akron football stadium – likely overbuilt as they never fill it.

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The William McKinley Memorial in Canton.

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The steps are a popular workout location.

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Canton is home to the Professional Football Hall of Fame – as the freeway bridge proclaims.

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Back in Akron – Fulton Airport – Home of the Blimp Hangar

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