Spoils of Akron Podcast


Episode 95 - Canals, Clean Waterways and Akron’s Oat King

July 17, 2017

Without our history of canals and locks, Akron would not be the city it is today, says Don Gordon, executive director of the Cascade Locks Park Association and the Mustill Store Museum, who takes Ryan and Chris on a tour of the park and site of the former Schumacher Mill, which housed Akron’s “Oat King.” Don also talks about the Waterways Renewed project, which will help clean up our water system in Akron and eliminate sewer overflows. Free tours are available to check out the progress of this massive city effort, which includes a giant machine named "Rosie" that will tunnel underground.  The Cascade Locks Park site also connects downtown Akron to the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath trail and has helped make the Northside District a destination.

For tours and other info, visit http://akronwaterwaysrenewed.com and http://cascadelocks.org.