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View on Akron & Cuyahoga Falls Rapid Transit Railway
Akron; Akron & Cuyahoga Falls Rapid Transit; Railroads; Streetcars and Trolleys
Due to the many valleys and ridges over which the Akron & Cuyahoga Falls Rapid Tranist Railway crossed, it was commonly called the Mountain Line. The line was built by Thomas F. Walsh of Cuyahoga Falls,...
Akron; Barberton Inn; Hotels; Barberton
The Barberton Inn was one of the most fashionable hotels in the Akron area for many years. It was built by Ohio Columbus Barber shortly after he founded the town of Barberton, Ohio in 1891. The $75,000...
Old Maids' Kitchen- Cuyahoga Falls
Cuyahoga Falls; Old Maid's Kitchen; Parks; Hiking trails; Landmarks; Cuyahoga River Gorge Reservation
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...
In Randolph Park
Akron; Randolph Park; Parks; Lakes and Ponds; Portage Lakes
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....
Akron; Silver Lake; Lakes and Ponds; Parks; Portage Lakes
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...
Akron; Summit Lake; Lakes and Ponds; Portage Lakes
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...
On A. & C. F. Rapid Transit Railway at Silver Lake
Akron; A. & C. F. Rapid Transit; Railroads; Silver Lake; Lakes and Ponds; Parks
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...
Crystal Lake- Randolph Park
Akron; Crystal Lake; Randolph Park; Lakes and Ponds; Parks; Silver Lake; Portage Lakes
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...
Lake Anna- Barberton
Barberton; Lake Anna; Lakes and Ponds
Lake Anna, a 18-acre pond in Barberton, Ohio, was named for the daughter of Ohio Columbus Barber, owner of the Diamond Match Company. When Barber was sued for tax evasion, he retailiated by moving his...
Akron; Mud Lake; Lakes and Ponds; Portage Lakes
One of several lakes comprising the Portage Lakes, Mud Lake is currently 85 acres. (Art Work of Akron, Ohio. pt. 8 pg. 2)
Akron; Long Lake; Lakes and Ponds; Amusement Parks; Portage Lakes
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...
A Brief History of Akron
Akron; Middlebury; Ohio and Erie Canal; Canals; Railroads; Cuyahoga Falls; Cuyahoga River; Lake Erie; Summit Lake; Portange Path; Summit County; Cleveland; Cascade Mill; Cascade Race; Cascade; Cleveland & Pittsburg Railroad; Cleveland, Zanesville & Cincinnati Railroad; Cleveland, Akron & Columbus Railroad; Erie Railroad; B. & O. Railroad; Akron, Bedford & Cleveland Electric Line; A. & C. F. Rapid Transit; Portage County; Twinsburg; Northfield Township; Boston; Hudson; Stow; Northampton; Portage; Tallmadge; Springfield; Coventry; Ritchfield; Bath; Copley; Norton; Green; Franklin; Summit City; Civil War; American Indians; Diamond Match Company; Mills; Manufacturing; B. F. Goodrich Company; Rubber Industry; Banks and banking; Schools; Churches; Buchtel College; First Universalist Church; Parks; Grace Park; Union Park; Perkins Park; Pleasant Park; Neptune Park; Akron Public Library; Clubs and Organizations; Military; Businesses
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,...
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