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City at the Summit

Jack Gieck (author)

ISBN: 9780873389341

Publication Date: Mar 2007

Format: DVD video

Premiering at the Civic Theater in 1976, this 39-minute film was made for Akron's Sesquicentennial celebration. City at the Summit is a history of Akron from the time of its founding by Simon Perkins in 1825, to its becoming a major canal town, surviving the Great Depression, and becoming the "rubber capital of the world", ending with parades and celebrations associated with the Sesquicentennial.
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Premiering at the Civic Theater in 1976, this 39-minute film was made for Akron's Sesquicentennial celebration. City at the Summit is a history of Akron from the time of its founding by Simon Perkins in 1825, through its becoming a major canal town, surviving the Great Depression, and becoming the "rubber capital of the world," ending with parades and celebrations associated with the Sesquicentennial.Jack Gieck is a retired engineer. He is past-president of the Canal Society of Ohio and founder of Cinemark, Inc., a producer of technical and historical films including the award-winning video series Ohio's Canal Era. He is the author of the popular A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825–1913 (Kent State University Press, 1988).
Language English
Pages 0
Dimensions 190 x 140
Date Published 30 Mar 2007
Publisher The Kent State University Press
Subject/s Regional & national history  
Author, filmmaker, engineer, and historian Jack Gieck passed away on June 4, 2015.Mr. Gieck was an engineer and past-president of the Canal Society of Ohio and founder of Cinemark, Inc., a producer of technical and historical films including the award-winning video series Ohio's Canal Era. He is the author of the popular A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825–1913 (Kent State University Press, 1988) and of Early Akron's Industrial Valley: A History of the Cascade Locks (Kent State University Press, 2008).

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