|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 know 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.