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  • Date: 1898
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    • Cave in the Gorge- Cuyahoga Falls

    • The Gorge contains many caves and waterfalls. In the 1890s, as today, it was a popular destination for leisure time activities. Currently managed by Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, the Gorge offers hiking trails, fishing, and picnic areas. ...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • In the Gorge, Cuyahoga River

    • The Cuyahoga River cuts through about 200 ft. of rock in the Gorge located in north Akron. Natural features of the Gorge include sheer cliffs a hundred feet above the river, cascades, rapids, and the Big Falls. Currently managed by Metro Parks,...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Perkins Park

    • Perkins Park, Akron's first park, was located on the corner of Exchange and Bowery Streets in 1898. When General Simon Perkins originally planned the Village of Akron, he included a New England style public square on this land. Akron did not grow...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Pleasant Park

    • Pleasant Park, a 5-acre area, was dedicated as a public park in 1865 by Samuel Thornton when his 200-acre farm was annexed to the City. Eventually South High School was built on the location of Thornton's orchard. (Art Work of Akron, Ohio. pt. 3...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • In Randolph Park

    • Randolph Park was opened on July 7, 1895 by officials of the Mountain Line. It was designed to be a competitor of Silver Lake Park, complete with a large open-air opera house, bath house, and dancing pavillion. Pictured here is one of the scenic...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Silver Lake

    • Known for its clear water and good fishing, Silver Lake became a popular summer resort in the 1880s when the C. A. & C. Railroad laid tracks out to the lake. Ralph H. Lodge, the owner of the land, built bath and boat houses, pavillions, and a...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • In Grace Park

    • Grace Park was named in honor of Mrs. Grace Tod Perkins, wife of Colonel Simon Perkins, who donated the land for the park. A wooden fence was added in December 1848. In 1875 the city purchased some of the adjacent land from Joseph Perkins for...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Summit Lake

    • A natural lake, Summit Lake existed before the glacial age. It is located on the Continental Divide, meaning that its waters flow north to the Great Lakes and south toward the Gulf of Mexico. When the Ohio and Erie Canal was constructed, a...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • On A. & C. F. Rapid Transit Railway at Silver Lake

    • The Akron and Cuyahoga Falls Rapid Transit Company built a rail line to Silver Lake Park, a popular summer resort in the 1880s. The construction of this line created a fierce competition between Thomas F. Walsh and John F. Seiberling. Walsh won...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • In the Glen- Cuyahoga Falls

    • The suspension bridge can be seen in the foreground of this image, and the High Bridge in background. Both bridges cross the Cuyahoga River near the High Bridge Glens Park in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. (Art Work of Akron, Ohio. pt. 1 pg. 1)
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Crystal Lake- Randolph Park

    • Randolph Park was created by the officials of the Mountain Line in the summer of 1895. They bought the land between the north end of Silver Lake and Crystal Lake in Summit County, and eventually built a resort complete with a bath house, dancing...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Neptune Park

    • Neptune Park, also known over the years as Alexander or Fountain Park, was the first parcel of land bought by the City of Akron during the 1880s to be used exclusively as a park. Often used for summer concerts, the park is located on the little...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Long Lake

    • A summer resort on the Portage Lakes, Long Lake boasted a park directed by A. B. Tinker. It offered a hotel, boat liveries, fishing, swimming and dancing. There was no rail or street car service to Long Lake Park, but there was regular boat...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Old Maids' Kitchen- Cuyahoga Falls

    • Old Maids' Kitchen, located in Cuyahoga Falls within the boundaries of the Gorge Metropolitan Park, was reportedly an American Indian camp site. The cave was created during the last 12,000 years when the Cuyahoga River was forced to carve a new...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Cuyahoga Falls

    • At this point of the Cuyahoga River, the water plunges downward through a chasm, providing an excellent source of water power. In 1825, William Wetmore and Roger Newberry began developing the land along the river. Several dams were constructed...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • A Brief History of Akron

    • This history of Akron, Ohio appears in the Art Work of Akron, Ohio series and is spread out over the nine parts. It covers the time period from the early founding of the city along the Ohio Canal to 1898, when the series was published.
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library

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