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Origin of the Famous Canton-Massillon

Thursday, January 19 - 6:00 PM


Do you know the story behind the famous Canton-Massillon rivalry? Instead of this famous rivalry's genesis being the game of football, it actually started with fear...of a bug called the Culicidae.

THE BIZARRE STORY BEHIND THE FAMOUS CANTON-MASSILLON RIVALRY 

Instead of this famous rivalry's genesis being the game of football, it actually started with Canton's toxic fear of a little bug called the culicidae (cue-liss-a-dee), a bug that helped in the creation of the town of Massillon - 21 years after Canton's founding in 1805. Because of a decision made by the leading men of Canton in the early 1820s, Canton would have to fight to retain her position as Stark County Seat. In the 1830s, strong petitions were made to move the courthouse to Massillon, then known as Stark County's most famous town, Ohio's Wheat City.



Location

5710 12th St NW
Canton, OH 44708
Event Type
Senior Citizen
Historical

Organization

Stark County District Library

Date / Time

Thursday, January 19, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact

Name:
Perry Sippo Branch
Phone:
(330) 477-8482
Email:
perry@starklibrary.org
More Info:
https://stark.libnet.info/event/7315638