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2010 PR WEB - North Pole Discovered

 

2007 City of Akron Press Release - see below

 

Akron’s Holiday History - By Michael Cohill

 

WKSU NPR Kent State University -

http://www.wksu.org/news/story/21696

 

Akron City Magazine

 

University of Akron - Buchtelite

 

 

Press Releases
Press Release  - 2007 City of Akron Press Release
                AKRON'S OWN LOCK 3 HISTORY MUSEUM FEATURES NEW EXHIBITS AND A "BLUE SANTA"

The Akron History Exhibit and American Toy & Marble Museum at Lock 3 welcomed its 100,000th visitor this fall since
opening in 2003. Once the site of the American Toy Marble Manufacturing Company at the turn of the 20th century,
This unique museum showcases the game of marbles and exhibits from Akron's industrial past, from canal boat building
to lighter than air technologies.

This year visit Akron's own tiny Blue Santa. During the excavation of the Lock 3 site in 2002, thousands of century-old
Items were revealed. Among the marbles, animal shapes, jugs, thimbles, and electric insulators were five shapes of Santa
Claus. The most intact of the Christmas objects was covered with a blue glaze. Dated to the mid 1890's, it is one of the
earliest representations of St. Nicholas to be manufactured for mass distribution.

Reproductions are available for purchase.

http://www.ci.akron.oh.us/News_Releases/2007/1113.htm