Akron (Images of Modern America) by Calvin Rydbom

By Calvin Rydbom

as soon as referred to as the �Rubber Capital of the World,� Akron now hails because the �City of Invention.� because the fifth-largest urban in Ohio, it has grown from an business heart to a hub of tradition and technology. in this switch, Akron�s downtown went from a colourful retail district to being just a little empty; in spite of the fact that, the town used to be reborn with a baseball stadium for the Akron RubberDucks (the Double-A associate of the Cleveland Indians), new eating places, live performance venues, and in its position as a bunch for nationwide occasions comparable to the 2014 homosexual video games. As lately as twenty years in the past, rubber staff made up a wide a part of Akron�s inhabitants, however the variety of humans hired within the rubber dropped through part among 2000 and 2007. In 2001, Akron used to be named one of the country�s 10 high-tech havens through Newsweek, and it's now thought of the heart of �Polymer Valley.�

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