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Memories of an Akron Christmas

Join author Jeri Holland as she explores Christmas traditions practiced by Summit County pioneers during the Great Depression. Discover the multicultural influences on various toys and gifts shared among contemporary families, and enjoy music produced by the rubber companies for the enjoyment of Akron-area citizens. From letters to Santa to local nostalgia, this book has it all.

Murder & Mayhem of Akron and Summit County

The history of Akron and Summit County stretches back over 200 years and in that time many of its citizens have schemed, murdered, injured or otherwise been up to no good against their fellow man. Twisters, floods, fires and man-made disasters have taken the lives of the innocent in increasingly gruesome ways. In Jeri Holland's new book about the darker side of life and death in our neck of the woods you will find a chronicle of the not-so-nice people and catastrophes that have befallen those of us who call Akron and Summit County home. Be sure to lock your doors, check the windows too, before settling in to explore the ill-fated lives and untimely ends of all those ancestors that came before.

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