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Bert Szabo remembers a time when what is now the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm didn’t have marked trails or a fancy visitors center.
As a naturalist with Summit Metro Parks, Szabo laid out the original trails in the popular park off Smith Road in Akron decades ago.
East Coast gamblers knew the score. The University of Akron was a sure bet to defeat Brooklyn College in a basketball tournament Jan. 31, 1945, at Boston Garden.
The outcome was fixed.
“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”
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