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    • 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
    • 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
    • The Green on Hudson Home Day, Hudson, Ohio

    • Hudson Home Day was held in 1906 and 1907 in Hudson in order to bring citizens back to their hometown to celebrate the town and its history and founding. The town had been facing some tough times including a fire that had just ten years prior...
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society
    • Neptune Park

    • Neptune Park was located between W. Market, Valley and North Streets in Akron, Ohio. The Park opened on June 16, 1893. The fountain, located in the center of the park, was donated by Akron businessman and politician J. Park Alexander. After...
    • Summit County Historical Society
    • 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
    • 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
    • Lake Forest Drive #100 - Lake Forest Country Club

    • In the 1920s, the S.H. Kleinman Realty Co. purchased more than 1000 acres of land in Hudson to develop a residential community. Plans included a championship golf course, 1000 homes, five parks, lakes, bridle paths, and this country club. The 1929...
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society;
    • Lake Forest Street Sign

    • In the 1920s the Cleveland-based S.H. Kleinman Realty Co. purchased more than 1000 acres of land in Hudson to develop a large subdivision complex to be known as "Lake Forest" that would include a country club, more than 1000 homes, a golf course,...
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society;

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