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ODN Item of the Week: Taylorcraft wing construction with women

We’ve talked about Alliance, Ohio’s industrial past before, and this week we are taking a look at the drafting room of Taylorcraft Aviation Corporation. Located in Alliance from 1936-46, the company has taken on many names and forms since its original inception in 1926 as the Taylor Brothers Aircraft Corporation. Here we see a photograph […]

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ODN Item of the Week: The Gadding Vine and Wine List

Did you know that Kent State University is home to Ohio’s only degree programs for the production of wine? Their Ashtabula campus has programs in both viticulture (the cultivation and harvesting of grapes) and enology (the study of wines), and deep ties to the wine community in Ohio. In addition to hosting the Ohio Wine […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Family Research Guide

The ubiquity of DNA tests in both pop culture and genealogy circles means that more of us than ever are looking for resources to research our family histories. Your library has many tools to assist in this work, and thanks to DPLA we’ve got more more to add to the list – their Family Research […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Homecoming

It’s finally feeling like fall, and football and homecoming games are on the horizon, but this week we are taking a look at a different kind of homecoming. In 1965, Robert Manry sailed what was at the time the shortest boat to make a non-stop trip across the Atlantic Ocean. His 13.5′ sailboat, Tinkerbelle, spent […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Tip Top Weekly

Similar to dime novels but lower priced and targeted for children, nickel weeklies were an extremely popular entertainment in late 19th and early 20th century America. One such series, Tip Top Weekly, introduced the character of Frank Merriwell, who lived on in comics, film, and even a Broadway play, long after the demise of the […]

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