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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Canton
Canton, Ohio and Vicinity
▶ Stark County (58) ▶ Carroll County (17) ▶ Columbiana County (68) ▶ Holmes County (8) ▶ Mahoning County (58) ▶ Portage County (32) ▶ Summit County (96) ▶ Tuscarawas County (54) ▶ Wayne County (11)
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|On September 17, 1920, representatives from ten professional football teams met in Canton and formed the American Professional Football Association, which in 1922 became the National Football League (NFL). Pro football evolved from club football in . . . — — Map (db m139954) HM|
| This large piece of steel was once a part of the proud USS Battleship Maine. The ship was commissioned in 1895 and was part of the “Great White Fleet.” The Maine sailed into Havana Harbor on January 25, 1898. The ship had been sent . . . — — Map (db m88563) HM|
| Built from 1905 to 1907, the McKinley National Memorial is the final resting place for President McKinley, his wife Ida, and their two young daughters. This magnificent tribute to our 25th President was built entirely from private donations, . . . — — Map (db m88512) HM|
|Built with funds from steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Library was designed in 1904 by Canton architect Guy Tilden and opened to the public in 1905.
This magnificent structure served as the Canton Public Library until 1972. Thanks to . . . — — Map (db m124399) HM|
| This cannon was taken by forces under the command of Admiral Dewey during the Spanish-American War in August 1898. It was being used for the defense of Santiago Harbor, in the Phillipines. The cannon is made of bronze and was cast in Doury, France . . . — — Map (db m88535) HM|
|Born near Bremen, Germany, carriage builder Henry Timken (1831-1909) designed significant improvements in roller bearings-fundamental machine components that minimize friction between moving and stationary parts. His patented (1898) tapered roller . . . — — Map (db m67412) HM|
Canton City Solicitor (Law Director) 1951-1960
Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Stark County 1969-1971
U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Ohio 1971-1982
U.S. Circuit Judge, Sixth Circuit 1982-2000
Judge Leroy J. . . . — — Map (db m137911) HM|
|"All life is interrelated in today's world. I can't be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be; and you can't be what you ought to be 'till I am what I ought to be." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words before 3,500 . . . — — Map (db m139959) HM|
Mayor Stanley A. Cmich was Canton's longest serving mayor, holding office for 20 years. Mayor Cmich served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was awarded two Purple Heart decorations. He began his career in public service in the City of . . . — — Map (db m137896) HM|
|Final resting place of William McKinley Twenty-fifth President of the United States of America A government like ours rests upon the intelligence, morality and patriotism of the people. Speech delivered by President William McKinley . . . — — Map (db m88523) HM|
|Nimisilla Park was established in 1894. Prior to its
founding, the site was the location of the county
fair from 1859 to 1893. Throughout its history,
Nimisilla Park hosted horse races, live music, soldier
reunions, and a zoo, among other . . . — — Map (db m142738) HM|
|Paving on the overlook and curbing in this motor court are dedicated as a memorial To Our Soldiers of All Wars The Lincoln Highway Memorial Association 1949 — — Map (db m88521) WM|
[Photos of Ralph Hay, Hay's Auto Dealership
and the Canton Bulldogs (photo appears to show
Jim Thorpe, who played for Canton in 1920)] — — Map (db m137892) HM|
| This mortar was taken by forces acting under the command of Admiral Dewey at Santiago Harbor, Philippines, in August 1898. The mortar was being used by the Spanish in defense of the harbor during the Spanish-American War. The mortar is made of . . . — — Map (db m88536) HM|
| Each detail incorporated into the Monument was designed to symbolically tell the visitor about William McKinley. According to the architect’s writings Harold Van Buren Magonigle’s design considered these factors: • The Memorial was to be . . . — — Map (db m88516) HM|
|William McKinley served the nation as president, the people of Ohio as governor, and the citizens of his congressional district as a representative. McKinley was shot by an assassin in Buffalo, New York, in September 1901 and died several days . . . — — Map (db m67439) HM|
|This house was built by George Dewalt ca 1840. A substantial section was then added CA 1870 by son-in-law James Saxton, father of Ida Saxton McKinley and son of John Saxton (founder of the Canton Repository). This was the home of Ida prior to her . . . — — Map (db m67414) HM|
|From the late 1800's through the 1930's, Canton, Ohio, was considered the world's leading manufacturer of paving brick. In addition to having well-established shipping routes, this area boated large quantities of natural clay and shale.
In . . . — — Map (db m139960) HM|
|William McKinley’s house, once located at this site, was the scene of his 1896 “front porch campaign” for President of the United States. During the campaign McKinley addressed about 750,000 people who came to his home in Canton. . . . — — Map (db m67418) HM|
|A statesman singularly gifted to unite the discordant forces of government and mould the diverse purposes of men toward progressive and salutary action. A magistrate whose poise of judgment was tested and vindicated in a succession of national . . . — — Map (db m67438) HM WM|
|25th President of the United States Born 1843 • Died 1901 — • — He was an obedient and affectionate son, patriotic and faithful as a soldier, honest and upright as a citizen, tender and devoted as a husband, and truthful, generous, . . . — — Map (db m86771) HM|