On Gougler Avenue (Ohio Route 43) north of Park Avenue, on the left.
James A. Garfield, twentieth President of the United States, was nominated in this building on August 23, 1859, for joint senator representing Portage and Summit Counties. This was the begining of his political career.
The nominating convention . . . — — Map (db m151127) HM
On Franklin Avenue south of West Main Street, on the right when traveling south.
The town of Franklin Mills, now Kent, was active
in the Underground Railroad. Many residents
aided fugitive slaves in their flight north toward
Canada. In 1825 at their tavern on Mantua
Street, Joshua and Rebecca Woodard gave shelter
to a . . . — — Map (db m151184) HM
Near Off Midway Drive (on Kent State - campus) south of East Main Street.
In 1968, Richard Nixon won the presidency partly based on a campaign promise to end the Vietnam War. Though the war seemed to be winding down, on April 30, 1970, Nixon announced the invasion of Cambodia, triggering protests across college campuses. . . . — — Map (db m67467) HM WM