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    May 5 @ 8:00 am - May 16 @ 11:30 pm

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185 Ream St. NW
North Canton, OH 44720


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North Canton History

Markers, Monuments, & Sculptures

Alice Price Fountain: Alice Price was the daughter of Mary (Hoover) and Harley Price.  This memorial fountain was dedicated to Alice who passed away in 1921(?) at the age of 11 from complications associated with scarlet fever.  The original fountain was located near the current fountain. 

Dave Johnson Tree: Mr. Johnson has served his local community and state governments as a city councilman, Mayor, State Representative, and State Senator.  He has also devoted his many talents as public utility commissioner, consult for Energy and Environment, and as a political consultant.  For many years The Johnson family made their home in an 1824 log cabin house on Marquardt Ave NW.

The Police Booth: This booth originally stood on the southeast corner of Main and Maple and was in operation from about 1955 to 1998.  Officers, of the North Canton Police force used the booth to control the traffic lights during the Hoover Company shift changes and as a place to shelter school crossing guards for children on their way to and from Portage Street School.  Inside the booth is a memorial to Russel A. “Smitty” Smith, the “Cop”.  He joined the North Canton Police Department in 1930 when they only had a chief and two deputies.  Mr. Smith Served as Chief of Police from 1941 to 1962.

Street Names

Main Street—originally know as Market St., also known as Cleveland Ave.

History Here

Park Theater—was a favorite entertainment spot from 1939 to 1970.  It was located where the pre3sent City Hall stands. (pictured in the photo to the right).

North Canton Cleaners—has been in operation since 1929.  It is pictured to the right when it was located on N Main St just north of the Park Theater.  It is currently located next to Logan’s Sports on S. Main St.

Richard Nixon Speech—Richard Nixon visited North Canton   during his Presidential Campaign of 1960.  A major event in the village, over 4,000 people lined the streets downtown to see the        candidate.  Because of the large number of persons gathered, Mr.Nixon stopped the motorcade at the intersection of North Main Street and Portage Street and spoke to the crowds gathered along the street even on the roof-tops.

Historical Figures

Raymond, B. Evans—“Peg” Evans was a son of John Evans.  Played pro baseball from 1908 to 1917.  Key member of the 1919 Hoover Sweepers baseball team who won the National Baseball Federation’s Semi-pro World Championship. Elected mayor of North Canton.  Began a 50-year career at The Hoover Company in 1898.  He was a District Manager of Sales for 11 counties.

Notable local government historical figure

Notable local business owner where Heritage Park and City Hall now stand.

Heritage Trail Sponsors:
Herbert W. Hoover Foundation
North Canton Public Library
Gary & Rita Wechter Family