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Boston in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 5, 2011
1. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Marker
Inscription.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad follows the historic route of the Valley Railway, which began freight and passenger service between Cleveland and Canton in 1880. Today, you can travel the same path to experience the rich cultural history and diverse natural resources of the Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway.

This map shows the northern half of the Canalway in detail, while the inset shows the entire length of the Canalway. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's current route extends from the northern boundary of Cuyahoga Valley National Park through Akron and into Canton. Service will eventually reach downtown Cleveland.

Boston Mill Station
Historically, the Boston Mill Station was located to the south of this boarding station on the other side of Boston Mills Road. The original station was moved to the Village of Peninsula in the 1960s and now serves as the Peninsula Depot Visitor Center for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A short walk from this station sits Boston Store, a museum containing exhibits on canalboat building, and the M.D. Garage, a restored 1946 gas station that hosts seasonal art exhibits and special events.

The design of stations along Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is based on the scale and details of the Peninsula Depot. The new buildings are not intended to replicate historic
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 5, 2011
2. Boston Mill Station
stations and most are not positioned on the historic location of original stations. These stations were developed to serve the needs of today's visitors.
 
Erected by Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway.
 
Location. 41° 15.776′ N, 81° 33.662′ W. Marker is in Boston, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is on Riverview Road near Boston Mills Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Peninsula OH 44264, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Industry Shapes the Valley (a few steps from this marker); The Development of Valley Industry (a few steps from this marker); Boston Mills Road Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Boston Store (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Linking the Wilderness to the World (about 700 feet away); A New Champion for an Old Canal (about 700 feet away); Boston (about 700 feet away); Forgotten Village of Brandywine (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cuyahoga Valley National Park. (Submitted on July 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Map on Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service, undated
3. Map on Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Marker
. (Submitted on July 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Map on Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service, undated
4. Map on Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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