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A railroad collision is advertised in July 1895 in the Akron Beacon and Republican newspaper. The promoter charged 75 cents for the scheduled event about two miles southeast of Canton. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
An Ohio crowd surveys the twisted wreckage after two trains collided for entertainment in 1896 at Buckeye Park about 25 miles southeast of Columbus. The crash originally was scheduled for July 20, 1895, on the outskirts of Canton. (Library of Congress)
The All-American Soap Box Derby is bringing the thrill of the hill to the classroom with a STEM curriculum it has developed and is selling to schools. The goal is to help steer more students toward careers in science, technology, engineering and math.