Rubber tires on a milkwagon in Akron   Save
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Description: Original description reads: "Rubber tires created for milk wagons in Akron, O." A nickname of Akron is the Rubber Capital of the World; and for good reason. By the second half of the 1800s, railroads connected Akron to other important cities in Ohio, and numerous industries emerged. The rubber industry being the most important and historically significant of these. For a time Akron was the fastest growing city in America, its population exploding from 69,000 in 1910 to 208,000 in 1920. People came for the jobs in the rubber factories from many places, including Europe and West Virginia. Probably among the most famous companies established in Akron were the B.F. Goodrich Company and the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, both rubber and tire manufacturers that began to prosper after the advent of the automobile age. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B09F13_002_1
Subjects: Rubber industry and trade--Ohio--Akron; Automobiles--Tires; Milk--Transportation
Places: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)