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Akron's history is colorful, painful, diverse and inspiring. Located in the untamed frontier of the Western Reserve, access to the outside world was both arduous and expensive. There was a great deal of talk of constructing a canal through the area.

By 1825, this region – now known as Akron – had its first canal under construction. Because of this exceptional initiative, Akron quickly grew into a significant city on the new frontier.

In the years following, Akron will grow from her humble beginnings as a canal town, into a major municipality, whose name is now recognized throughout the world.

Please follow the links to the left of this page for more Akron history.

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