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The History of North Canton, Part Seven: Boom

A Place in Time

Release Date: 06/16/2021

The History of North Canton, Part Ten: Touchstones show art The History of North Canton, Part Ten: Touchstones

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Season finale!  The final (for now) part of our "History of North Canton" mini-series.   In this post-script episode, Kevin reflects on what he's learned; rambles on about North Canton today; and recommends a lot of stuff.  Plus a heap of thank yous and dedications!

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North Canton enters the 21st Century!   Even as the country struggles with new conflicts, North Canton faces an uncertain future . . . one without the Hoover Company.  What happens when the tent-pole of the community is gone?  And where can hope be found?

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In this latest installment of “The History of North Canton,” we learn about the history of the Diebold company, which was setting up on Mayfair Road in the 1970s. Plus, we celebrate several milestones in North Canton.

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With World War Two over, the population of North Canton explodes.  The town becomes a city, benefits from the generosity of the Hoovers, and hosts another in-coming President.

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The world goes to war and North Canton answers the call.

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World War Two has begun.  As the United States gears up for war, North Canton begins taking in children from England to provide them with safety and shelter.  Meanwhile, the Hoover Company has to change course as their male employees are sent off to war and the company must shift from sweepers to munitions.

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The town continues to expand thanks to the success of the Hoover sweeper, but World War One looms large in the minds of its residents.  This prompts its citizens to ask - with a war against Germany raging, is it still appropriate to be called New Berlin?

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An allergic tinkerer and a tannery owner summon a bold new future for New Berlin . . . and the world.

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In this second installment of "The History of North Canton," we meet three people whose lives reflect the past, present, and future of late 18th century New Berlin.

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Get ready for a crash course in North Canton history!  In this first episode of a special series, we are taking you back to the earliest years of our community to explore how North Canton was founded.

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With World War Two over, the population of North Canton explodes.  The town becomes a city and benefits from the generosity of the Hoovers.   As new churches spring up across the city, Walsh College is formed.  And a fire marks a yet another change to Main Street.