The Big Read & History Discussion

Thursday, April 4 - 6:00 PM

The Stark County District Library's Perry Sippo branch book club will discuss Burning Bright by Ron Rash as their Big Read book for 2019. The twelve short stories that make up Burning Bright collectively tell a story about Appalachia and the people who live there. Following a discussion of the book, Trevor Householder (history programmer at Stark Parks) will share how the Magnolia Flouring Mills, an iconic five-story red mill, has helped to preserve the history of “small town America”, including Appalachian agricultural communities. Built in 1834 by Richard Elson along the route of the Sandy & Beaver Canal, the Magnolia Flouring Mills remained in the Elson family for 171 years before being acquired by the Stark County Park District in 2005. For more information about this program go to


5712 12th St. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Event Type


Stark Parks

Date / Time

Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


(330) 477-3552
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