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By Mike Wintermantel, November 16, 2014
Alliance-Birthplace of Ohio's State Flower - The Scarlet Carnation Marker
Ohio (Stark County), Alliance — 20-76 — Alliance-Birthplace of Ohio's State Flower - The Scarlet Carnation
In 1866, Alliance physician, amateur horticulturalist, and politician Dr. Levi Lamborn propagated the scarlet carnation from French seedlings in greenhouses at this site. Opposing William McKinley for the 18th Congressional District in 1876, Lamborn . . . — Map (db m78945) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Alliance — 22-76 — Mabel Hartzell
Born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1875, Mabel Hartzell moved to Alliance in 1883. She was adopted by Matthew and Mary Edwards Earley and then lived in this house until her death in 1954. A lifetime educator, she taught in the Alliance schools and served . . . — Map (db m67448) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Alliance — Spanish American War Veterans
The above steam pipe is from the Battleship Maine which was sunk in Manila Harbor February 15, 1898. Erected in memory of Spanish American War veterans. — Map (db m108289) WM
Ohio (Stark County), Alliance — 23-76 — The Deceased of Co. F. 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
This marker preserves the names carved in stone on the Civil War memorial adjacent. South elevation; “Erected in Memory of the deceased of Co. F. 115th O.V.I. by the Company and Friends. 1865” North elevation: “Death caused by . . . — Map (db m67454) HM WM
Ohio (Stark County), Alliance — 23-76 — The Sultana Tragedy
Soldiers from Company F of the 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry died in the explosion of the steamboat Sultana seven miles north of Memphis on the Mississippi River on April 27, 1865. The Sultana reportedly carried more than 2,400 . . . — Map (db m82713) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Canal Fulton — 1-76 — Ohio and Erie Canal
Sounds of boat horns and brawling packet crews resounded for many years at this lock and 142 others on the Ohio and Erie Canal. The canal was a 308-mile water toll road built between 1825 and 1832 from Lake Erie at Cleveland to the Ohio River at . . . — Map (db m68688) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — Base of the Conning Tower of the US Battleship Maine
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
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — Building the McKinley National Memorial
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
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — French Cannon
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
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — 12-76 — Inventor Henry Timken
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
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — McKinley National Memorial
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
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — Ohio War Memorial
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
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — Spanish Mortar
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
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — Symbolism of the McKinley National Memorial
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
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — 6-76 — The McKinley National Memorial
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
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — The Saxton HouseHome of Ida Saxton McKinley — First Ladies National Historic Site
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
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — 18-76 — William McKinleyFormer Site of the Home of President William McKinley
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
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — William McKinleyPresident of the United States
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
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — William McKinley
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
Ohio (Stark County), East Canton — 7-76 — Clearview Golf Club, 1946
Golfer and World War II veteran William J. Powell, excluded from playing on many American golf courses because of his race, overcame the indignity of discrimination by creating his own course. Hand built in two years and opened in 1948, Clearview . . . — Map (db m68693) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Limaville — 10-76 — Deer Creek Quaker Cemetery
Deer Creek Quaker Cemetery was established on land donated by Isaac Coates, who brought his family from Chester County, Pennsylvania to settle in Lexington Township in 1820. The name Deer Creek comes from the nearby stream and it signifies the . . . — Map (db m78946) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Louisville — Fairhope Elementary1925-2012
Fairhope Elementary School was built in 1925. Calvin Coolidge was president of the United States at the time. The initial building was just 6,111 sq. ft. and the building had additions added in 1938, 1957 (gym) and 1965. Over its 87 years of service . . . — Map (db m78951) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Louisville — Louisville Elementary1959-2012
Louisville Elementary School was built in 1959. The opening of the original Louisville Elementary Building marked the first time that the City had a separate public school for its elementary-aged students. Prior to the construction of the 1959 LES . . . — Map (db m78950) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Louisville — North Nimishillen1938-Present
North Nimishillen School has proudly stood on Easton Street since 1938. The building was constructed to accommodate the students from Hickory College, Pilot Knob, Philematheon Hall, Linden Hall and Harrisburg Schools. Education at North Nimishillen . . . — Map (db m78953) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Louisville — Pleasant Grove1925-2012
Pleasant Grove Elementary School maintained a rich and proud heritage for outstanding education from 1925 to 2012. After eighty-seven years of service to the community, Pleasant Grove School was closed when the consolidated building was opened. The . . . — Map (db m78954) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Magnolia — 4-76 — Magnolia CemeteryJoe E. Hastings World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
Burial site of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Private First Class Joe R. Hastings, U.S. Army, World War II. Hastings, the squad leader of a light machinegun section in Company C. 386th Infantry, 97th Infantry Division, displayed conspicuous . . . — Map (db m62753) WM
Ohio (Stark County), Marlboro — 14-76 — Marlborough Quaker Burying Grounds & Meeting House
The Marlborough Society of Friends Meeting was established in 1813 by the Salem Quarterly Meeting at the request of the Springfield (Damascus) Meeting. The Marlborough Friends and Lexington Friends combined to become the Alliance Friends in 1865 and . . . — Map (db m78948) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Massillon — Central Firehouse Fire Alarm Bell
Purchased in 1878, this bell was installed at the central engine house on the northeast corner of Charles Avenue and Park Row Southeast. In 1895, it was moved to the tower of the next city's central firehouse at the northeast corner of Charles and . . . — Map (db m80722) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Massillon — 16-76 — Football Pioneer Paul E. Brown
Side A Paul E. Brown, born September 7, 1908 in Norwalk, Ohio, and raised in Massillon, is a member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame and was one of the greatest coaches in the history of football at all levels. From 1932 until . . . — Map (db m80725) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Massillon — 13-76 — Lillian Gish (1893-1993) & Dorothy Gish (1898-1968)
Side A Lillian Gish (1893-1993) & Dorothy Gish (1898-1968)" Stars of the silent screen, Lillian and Dorothy Gish enjoyed long and distinguished careers both in film and on stage. They began their careers as child actresses, performing in . . . — Map (db m80717) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Massillon — 21-76 — Private William R. RichardsonBurial Site of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
As a member of the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry that fought at the Battle of Sailor's Creek in Virginia on April 6, 1865, the last major battle of the Civil War, Private William Richardson was personally recommended by General Phillip Sheridan to . . . — Map (db m62811) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Massillon — 17-76 — Robert Pinn
During the Civil War in 1863, twenty-year-old Massillon farmer Robert Pinn enlisted in the 5th Regiment, Company 1, United States Colored Troops (USCT) at his first opportunity, saying "I was very eager to become a soldier, in order to prove by my . . . — Map (db m61478) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Massillon — 19-76 — The Little Steel Strike of 1937
Side A During the New Deal of the 1930s, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) formed the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) under the leadership of CIO president John L. Lewis. Following successful CIO strikes in the rubber . . . — Map (db m80719) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Massillon — Young People's Christian AssociationFounded by Bertha Martin — 1916 • Massillon, Ohio
Bertha Martin founded the Young People's Christian Association (YPCA) in 1916 and later served as secretary of the YWCA until 1937. The organization operated a restaurant on West Main Street (Lincoln Way West) at Canal Street (First Street . . . — Map (db m80721) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Minerva — 3-10 — Charles E. Wilson
Charles E. Wilson was born on July 18, 1890 in Minerva. After earning a degree in electrical engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1909, he joined the Westinghouse Electric Company in Pittsburgh before moving to General Motors in . . . — Map (db m80714) HM
Ohio (Stark County), North Canton — 9-76 — Hoover Historical Center
This house, built in 1853, was the boyhood of vacuum cleaner entrepreneur William Henry “Boss” Hoover (1849-1932), whose grandparents came to Stark County from Pennsylvania in 1827 and established a leather tanning business. . . . — Map (db m67446) HM
Ohio (Stark County), North Canton — 2-76 — Nobles Pond(33ST357)
On this location 11,000 years ago, at the end of the Ice Age, there existed a large encampment of early Paleoindian hunters. They were the first inhabitants of Ohio. The 25-acre Nobles Pond archaeological site is one of the largest Clovis . . . — Map (db m80727) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Paris — Veterans Recognition DayMay 29, 1976
This plaque is placed on this day during Paris bicentennial celebration in recognition of the contribution of all Armed Services Veterans from this Paris Area. — Map (db m107518) WM
Ohio (Stark County), Waynesburg — 5-76 — Sandy Valley CemeteryBurial Site of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient PFC Joseph Cicchetti, U.S. Army, World War II
A soldier in Company A, 148th Infantry, 37th “Buckeye” Infantry Division. Cicchetti was part of the assault on the first important line of Japanese defense at South Manila, Luzon, Philippines on February 9, 1945. He died of wounds . . . — Map (db m62686) HM

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