How to get to Canton, Ohio
The Akron Canton Regional Airport ( CAK ) is the closest and perhaps the best means of traveling to Canton. Located in the City of Green, it is only a short distance to the north of Canton and has fast and easy access to Interstate 77. The Airport is easily accessible, close to both cities ( Akron & Canton ) and provides facilities for both commercial and private pilots.
80000 citizens in 33000 households (20000 of them are family households) with a fairly low average income of $35000.
The demographics of Canton closely resemble those of the national average and therefore Canton is used in many political polls as a weather vane of how the rest of the country will react to a situation or person.
official website is: http://www.cityofcanton.com
ZIPCODE for Canton:
44701 through 44711, 44714, 44718, 44720, 44721, 44730,
44735, 44750, 44767, 44799
Canton is Stark County county seat
Area Code is 234, 330
City hall is at 040-47-52N 081-22-35W
Famous Cantonians (or is it Cantonese? or maybe Cantoners?):
Marilyn Manson (singer?), Mother Angelica (TV nun), John Mahon (Drummer for Elton John), William McKinley (US President), Thirman Munson (Pro Football player), Jack Paar (late-great late-night TV host), Boz Scaggs (musician)
PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
"A Lifelong Dream Fulfilled"
My first glimpse of the Hall off of Highway 77 was so exciting and wonderful. As you stroll from the parking lot to the main entrance you pass a Ohio state historical marker informing you that Canton is "The Cradle of Professional Football"
The first thing you see upon entering the Hall is a life sized statue of legendary Jim Thorpe in action surrounded by a spiral staircase which takes you up into the history of America's greatest sport.
"See all of the stars from every NFL team"
Names like Bronko Nagurski, Red Grange, Y.A. Tittle, Johnny Unitas, and Vince Lombardi are brought to life through interactive exhibits as well as interesting displays of memorabilia. Every star who ever strapped on a helmet and even the ones who didn't wear helmets are featured in the Hall as they each contribute to the history of the National Football League.
In my photo you can see jerseys of stars from the San Diego Chargers and Cleveland Browns, including Otto Graham's #14.
"A special section of the Hall is reserved for fans"
Some of pro football's most famous fans from stadiums around the league are featured in one corner of the Hall reserved for people who are identified by their team loyalty.
One must believe that Mile High Stadium's Barrel Man was hung from the rafters in order to allow skeptical fans an opportunity once and for all to sneak a look inside his Bronco Barrel.
NuGuy's new Canton Page
Now, to show you how much I love football, my girlfriend took me to the Hall of Fame for my birthday. Tears.
A MUST for ANY football fan at ANY age. This is something that was more than I thought it would be. It was truely something to see the one thing you love and have a passion for, to be chronicled so thoroughly.
AFL, USFL...you name it, it's there. Go!