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High Bridge Glens book signing - Summit County's Forgotten Amusement Park

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 4015 Medina Rd Akron OH 44333  See map

High Bridge Glens book signing July 27 at Barnes & Noble

There will be a book signing for  High Bridge Glens of Cuyahoga Falls on Friday, July 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 4015 Medina Road, Akron.

The High Bridge Glens book, written by local historian and Cuyahoga Falls native Mary McClure, is a pictorial history of the park that made Cuyahoga Falls a Victorian-era travel sensation.

High Bridge Glens, whose entrance was located at Front and Prospect streets (next to what is today the Sheraton Suites), was once considered the "Niagara of Ohio." The park is also said to have had one of the first roller coasters in the United States.

At the height of its popularity, the park attracted more than 8,000 visitors a day to Cuyahoga Falls - not bad considering the town's entire population was a little more than 2,000 residents at that time.

If you enjoy local history or want to know more about this early amusement park, which extended along what is today the Glens Trail in the Gorge Metro Park, stop by to see the book or chat with the author.

The book signing is part of a local authors book fair featuring 11 local authors whose genres include local history, biographies, cooking, romance and children’s books.

For more information on the event, visit http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/3633658

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