Situated south of Cleveland, along the Ohio-Erie Canal, Akron was the fastest growing city in America during the teens and 20s. The rubber industry attracted people from all over the world to work here. From 1910 to 1920, Akron's population went from 69,000 to 210,000. By the mid 20s, Akron's population was in the 300,000s. (All American City)
Where can you go to sleep in a renovated grain silo (a place called Quaker Square), visit one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in America, and explore a tow path on bike or foot that runs 87 miles through Ohio? Akron, Ohio, of course. The City of Invention. A three-time All-America City that was given first place in the City Livability Award competition by the United States Conference of Mayors in 1999.
Akron is the home of the All-American Soap Box Derby, Alcoholics Anonymous, oatmeal, artificial fishing bait, the World Championship - Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament, and Stan Hywet Hall - one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in America.
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