Local resident Frank S. Lahm founded the Aero Club of Ohio here, and his son Frank P. Lahm worked with the Wright brothers on some of their earliest test flights.
William Martin’s monoplane, the first single-wing airplane in the world, was invented here. Find out about these and other aviation firsts from our area.
“The Pro Football Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Book” edited by Joe Horrigan and John Thorn (hardcover, Grand Central Publishing, 2012, 295 pages, $34.99).
Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Hall of Fame in Canton with essays and commentary from writers, broadcasters and fans, as well as a comprehensive history of the game and highlights of lives and careers of legendary players.
“Canton Entertainment” by Kimberly A. Kenney (paperback, Arcadia Publishing, 2013, 127 pages, $21.99).
Everyone loves to have fun. Through the years, Cantonians have enjoyed a wide variety of amusements and diversions.
This book provides photographs of downtown movie theaters, hotels, restaurants, department stores, museums, Meyers Lake, Mother Goose Land and more.
“Haunted Stark County: A Ghoulish History” by Sherri Blake (paperback, Haunted America, 2009, 128 pages, $19.99).
Ghostly diners, violent crimes of passion, phantoms peering from theater balconies, canal workers who still walk the towpaths—the haunted history of Stark County includes characters and legends as bizarre as they are terrifying.
Learn about them here and discover the eerie ends of Stark County’s departed souls.
“The McKinley Monument: A Tribute to a Fallen President” by Christopher Kenney (paperback, History Press, 2006, 128 pages, $19.99).
This fascinating book chronicles the design and construction of the McKinley National Memorial in Canton, the final resting place for William McKinley, 25th president of the United States, his wife, Ida, and their two young daughters.
It also provides a look at President McKinley’s life and tragic death, a biographical sketch of the monument’s architect, and the poignant dedication ceremony with keynote speaker President Theodore Roosevelt.