was called the "Rubber Capitol of the World" for
having three major rubber companies in town. Globalization
has decentralized the rubber business, but Akron is still
a leading center of polymer research. This site is near the
old Goodrich plant where my father used to work after WWII,
and is also the site of the Cleveland Indians' AA league baseball
team's (the Aeros) stadium, Canal Park.
P. Lichty, 2001