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Avon Lake (Paperback)

Author:  Gerry Vogel
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0738582565
ISBN-13: 9780738582566
Sku: 222242353
Publish Date: 8/1/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.75L x 0.25T
Pages:  128
*Author: Vogel, Gerry *Series Title: Images of America *Publication Date: 2011/08/08 *Number of Pages: 128 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 6.75 *Height: 9.50
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Twenty miles west of downtown Cleveland, in the northeast

corner of Lorain County, Avon Lake hugs five miles of Lake Erie

shoreline. Once part of a land called Xeuma by the Erie Indians and

later part of Tract Seven of the Western Reserve, the area was difficult

to tame, but forests became ships and swamps turned into fields. By

1900, the fields were mostly orchards and vineyards. The arrival of

the Lake Shore Electric Railway turned the scattered rural township

into a summertime resort destination, thus igniting a real estate boom.

By World War II , the LSE was no more, but plentiful, affordable, and

locally produced electricity and water made Avon Lake a good place

to make a living and a desirable place to reside. Fruehauf and B.F.

Goodrich arrived and stayed, followed by more industry, commerce,

suburban settlers, and commuters. Avon Lake became a city in 1960,

and today 24,000 residents call it home.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0128
Product attributePublisher:   Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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