In the 50 years following the Civil War, Canton grew from a small farming community to a wealthy industrial city, distributing products worldwide. The city also became a center of political power as lawyer William McKinley rose from U.S. congressman and governor of Ohio to president of the United States. Following McKinley’s assassination, the city oversaw the building of his imposing memorial. This book features postcards of important Canton sites as well as a chapter dedicated to Myers Lake, the center of recreation in Canton for nearly 100 years.
About the Author
Gay Morgan Moore traces her Canton roots back four generations. Having retired from Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she has written two books and articles for a number of publications. She has many fond memories of growing up in Canton and is delighted to have her hobby of collecting Canton postcards grow into this book.
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing; Illustrated edition (May 27, 2009)
Paperback : 128 pages
ISBN : 978-0738560298
Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
Dimensions : 6.5 x 0.31 x 9.25 inches