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The links below will take you to pages that document Kent’s rich history.

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This profusely illustrated book traces the history of the Erie railroad from its inception as the A&GW railroad as well as the profound affect it had on the economy of the city of Kent. Find out about Bruce's book by clicking this link.
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Roger J. Di Paolo’s “Rooted in Kent: 101 Tales from the Tree City” tells the story of the city of Kent, Ohio, which celebrated its 200th birthday in 2006, and how it came to be the community its residents and friends know and love. Find out about Roger's book by clicking this link.
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The complete Kent Tribune, 1917 to 1929 is online and can be searched for any and all information printed on its total of more than 6,600 pages. The years covered by the Kent Tribune saw an unprecedented growth for the City of Kent. On its pages you will find a who's who of those that lived and worked here. Ads from all the busineses that lined our streets. Read about Kent during WWI and the boys that served and died in the War to End All Wars and there's so much more. Best of all it's free. Click this link and you will be magically transported back in time to The Kent Tribune and Kent in its early years.
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If you're interested in Kent History this is the book for you. Grismer traces the history of Kent from its beginning to the early 30s. Read about when some of our iconic buildings went up, what businesses populated our city and a who's who of the outstanding people that shaped our city. You can download a searchable pdf copy of this book by clicking this link. If you wish to purchase a copy of the book go to our shopping cart.