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A New Champion for an Old Canal Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., June 5, 2011
A New Champion for an Old Canal Marker
Ohio (Summit County), Boston — A New Champion for an Old Canal
The Ohio & Erie Canal is an early 19th-century creation built to meet growing transportation needs. The Towpath Trail is a late 20th-century creation, built because visionary individuals saw new uses for the abandoned canal. One of these . . . — Map (db m44908) HM
Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Boston
Boston, the oldest village in Summit County, was first settled by surveyor James Stanford in 1806. The village's first mill was built in 1821, and the Ohio & Erie Canal's arrival in 1827 expanded opportunities for commerce and industry. Many boat . . . — Map (db m44927) HM
Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Boston Mills Road Bridge
An 1834 survey map provides the earliest evidence of a bridge crossing the Cuyahoga River at this site. This rendering, based on a 1890's postcard, shows a covered bridge connecting the Akron-Cleveland Road (now Riverview Road) to the village of . . . — Map (db m48996) HM
Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Boston Store
The Boston Land & Manufacturing Company store, built in 1836, displays a high level of craftsmanship. The fan-shaped lunette above the store front shows the influence of Federal-style architecture. The building's unusual trapezoidal shape results . . . — Map (db m44922) HM
Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
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 . . . — Map (db m44906) HM
Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Industry Shapes the Valley
The presence of industry changed the physical appearance and social composition of the Cuyahoga Valley. In the early years of the 20th century, both the Cleveland Akron Bag Company and the Jaite Paper Mill built new structures that impacted the . . . — Map (db m44894) HM
Ohio (Summit County), Boston — Linking the Wilderness to the World
The Ohio & Erie Canal was among the most successful canals during the periods when canals contributed to our nation's growth. In 1827 the canal opened from Cleveland through the Cuyahoga Valley to Akron. When completed in 1832 it stretched 308 . . . — Map (db m44929) HM
Ohio (Summit County), Boston — The Development of Valley Industry
While the Valley Railway, the precursor to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, was founded primarily as a conduit for freight and passengers moving among Cleveland, Akron, and Canton, it also became integral to the success of two factories within the . . . — Map (db m44858) HM

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