Thursday, October 17, 2013

New book release date

I sent in the final edits for my new book Canton Entertainment on Friday.  It should have gone to print yesterday!

The NEW RELEASE DATE is November 18, which is a week earlier than planned.  It is perfect timing for end of the year gifts.

Here's a sneak peek at some of the photos you'll see in the book.  In addition to these three, there are 213 more!

A favorite exhibit at Mother Gooseland was Willie the Whale, constructed by volunteer workers from the Lathing and Plastering Contractors Association of Canton and Massillon. He was 21 feet long, 9 feet high, 9 feet wide, and weighed a whopping 14,000 pounds. Designers created a lagoon around him by damming the Nimishillen Creek. (Courtesy of Joyce Bair.)

The Main Circus came to Canton on May 7, 1904 and paraded up South Market Avenue. Circus founder Walter L. Main was a native of northeast Ohio, growing up in Geneva in Ashtabula County. His circus traveled all over the country, with winter quarters in his hometown. In 1904, the Main Circus visited Salem before Canton, and Cleveland, Akron, and Warren afterwards.

Judy Hively, Barb Nicholson, and Betty McCauley stand by a car decorated for the 1961 Massillon-McKinley game. After the departure of the professional teams, high school football quickly became a major pastime for both communities. Annual matches between the rival teams has attracted large audiences and captured the attention of almost everyone in town for nearly a century. Today the annual Massillon-McKinley game is a nationally-recognized event in high school football. (Courtesy of Linda Todd.)

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