German immigrant who became “ Oatmeal King” of America and the world’s foremost producer of processed cereals. His Cascade Mill built in l876 on the Ohio Canal at North Street was the largest in Akron. … more
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(Equisetum hyemale) The common horsetail used especially in Europe, as a scouring material. Occurs on the slope northwest of the Inner Belt and south of Lock 10.
Vitrified ceramic tubes used as drainage pipe for farmers and as piping for water and sewage systems. Akron remained the center of this industry from the l840’s until the end of the century.
(Acer saccharinum) A small tree, fast growing and common along stream banks in America. It has deeply cut leaves that are light green above and silvery white beneath.
Canal slang for a drink.
(Rhyus typhina) A small weedy native tree with red fruit and leaves in the fall. The flower stalks and branches are velvety-pubescent, like young antlers. The fruit was used to make a drink like Kool-aid.
A canal boat used to perform canal maintenance. It carried a crew and equipment for canal repairs. Since no extra mules were needed the boat lacked a central cabin.
A canal boat built in Akron in l827. Made its maiden voyage during the July 4th celebration of the opening of the Ohio Canal from Akron to Cleveland.
The highest level on a canal where it crossed from one river valley to another. One of the two summit levels on the Ohio & Erie Canal was the Portage Summit at Akron.