Five years ago, we moved to Tallmadge, Ohio. But I lived in Akron all of my life. Before 20-years ago, Akron was a great town. Today, however there is a lot of crime and the neighborhoods are not safe at all. But years ago, Akron had everything. The nation's rubber industry was there, many historical places are in Akron. AA was founded there. We had the Rubber Bowl, the Soap Box Derby, The Airdock where most all of the blimps were made, the list goes on and on. Here are many photos that have been taken over the years in Akron. If you live there now or have in the past, you may enjoy seeing the "old" town. Believe me, the new Akron, I'm sorry to say, isn't worth seeing.
Letter recieved 9-29-2010
Spent the better part of an hour viewing your wonderful website (blog) about Akron. I’m about 15 years older and except for about four years following my Coast Guard husband around the East Coast—NJ, Mass.—I’ve lived in Akron all my life. It was wonderful to see the pictures you have collected and reminisce in my mind about how Akron looked when I was a little girl. Thanks again for a wonderful hour and a great history trip. Granny DAR