BOOKS:

Massillon: Reflections of a Community gathers into a 12-inch by 9-inch hardcover book the history of Massillon from the early 1800s, when the first surveying team arrived, to the present day. The book's 240 pages are packed with 700 identified images from more than 100 public and private collections. It depicts the canal, streetcars, industries, Presidential candidates, mill workers, trains, parades, firefighters and fires, floods, police, houses, sports, downtown businesses, churches, fallen heroes, and more. Photographs are reproduced in rich black and brown duotones to bring out all the details. ©2009 $39.90

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Towpath to Towpath, a comprehensive history of Massillon from 1807 to 2002, recounts the town’s evolution from the canal era heyday when mules trudged the towpath to today when recreational activity rules the revived trail. The 244-page hardcover with dust jacket contains short, richly-illustrated topical chapters; a map denoting neighborhoods and landmarks; a detailed Massillon timeline; a street name index; and charts of community leaders, coaches, and schools. The index helps locate information about individuals, businesses, organizations, events, and buildings. ©2002 $28.50

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4th Street: A Century of History & Design details a six-block National Register neighborhood recognized for its architectural excellence and historic significance. Its homes were constructed between the 1830s and the 1930s. The book’s 48 pages include the stories of 27 Fourth Street homes. More than 100 photographs depict the residences, their architectural details, and the people who built them and subsequently lived there. The softbound book, which includes a map of the neighborhood, can be enjoyed as a local history or used as a self-guided walking tour. ©1998 $14.00

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Back Doors: Rust, Dust, and Rediscovery is a small artistic book based on an intriguing alley in downtown Massillon. Diamond Court, once a bustling business center, has been gently revitalized with a mural and history plaques. The softbound 40-page book is exquisitely printed on acid-free paper to include photographs, facts, history, poetry, design, and fiction—a collaborative work by Dan Bates and Margy Vogt. ©2003 $13.00

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COMING SOON:

A New Walking Guide to Massillon Cemetery will include biographical information about 70 prominent people buried in the old part of Massillon’s 1846 cemetery. The booklet will include photographs, walking directions, and a map.

CALENDARS:

2000: Massillon Meets the Millennium is an o-ring-bound, softcover weekly calendar. Although its usefulness as a calendar has passed, it is filled with old photographs of the town and notations for historic local happenings on nearly every date. ©1999 $12.00

Out of Print

2001: Massillon—175 Years of Progress Tempered with Tradition, another o-ring-bound outdated calendar, remains of interest because each page includes several photographs of Massillon landmarks or distinctive architecture with brief descriptions. ©2000 $6.00

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