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Canton's 'Little Chicago" Era

The History of Canton Series

2019-01-17 18:00:00 2019-01-17 19:30:00 America/New_York Canton's 'Little Chicago" Era Canton Historian Richard Haldi discusses when the lives of local ministers were threatened, the editor of the city’s newspaper was murdered & Canton’s ‘mafia’ was in cahoots with local mayor & police. Perry Sippo Branch

Thursday, January 17
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-01-17 18:00:00 2019-01-17 19:30:00 America/New_York Canton's 'Little Chicago" Era Canton Historian Richard Haldi discusses when the lives of local ministers were threatened, the editor of the city’s newspaper was murdered & Canton’s ‘mafia’ was in cahoots with local mayor & police. Perry Sippo Branch

Canton Historian Richard Haldi discusses when the lives of local ministers were threatened, the editor of the city’s newspaper was murdered & Canton’s ‘mafia’ was in cahoots with local mayor & police.

Hotel owner Frank Onesto represents the best of what this era produced. A penniless teenager from Wooster, Ohio, when he arrived in Canton in 1907, Frank was a young man armed with only a dream and an abundance of talent and energy. He rapidly evolved during Canton’s crime era into one of Stark County’s most successful businessmen, ultimately building Canton's most elegant hotel. It's a great Canton story from an era of rampant crime when Canton was known as "Little Chicago."      

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | History |

TAGS: | canton history | Canton |

Perry Sippo Branch

perry@starklibrary.org
Phone: 330-477-8482

Branch manager
Lisa Szeles

Hours
We're closed Sunday April 21
Mon, Apr 15 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 Closed
(Easter Sunday)

About the branch
The Perry Sippo Branch is located within the Exploration Gateway alongside the Stark County Park District office. The branch boasts a serene atmosphere and views of Sippo Lake as well as a coffee and gift shop.

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