All-American Soap Box Derby parade   Save
All-American Soap Box Derby parade
Description: The opening parade down the racetrack at the All-American Soap Box Derby, Akron, Ohio, 1962. The first All-American Soap Box Derby race was held in Dayton, Ohio, in 1934. The race was moved to Akron in 1935, when leaders in the Akron community saw the need for the race to have a permanent location. The Works Progress Administration began construction of Derby Downs in 1936. The national competition has been held there each August ever since. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07621
Subjects: Soap box derbies--Ohio; Ohio Economy--Architecture and Engineering; Soap box derbies--Ohio; Parades
Places: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)