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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.
It is history — but not told through a compilation of unending statistics and dates so familiar to modern historians and so likely to bring on drowsiness. Instead, it is the story of the community as told by the lives of its people in a series of relatively short articles that over time have appeared in the Record-Courier under the title “Portage Pathways.” Mr. Di Paolo has written the weekly feature as part of his duties as editor of the Record-Courier.

David E. Dix, Publisher
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12 Chapters Filled With Kent History
Bricks, Mortar & Maps
Business & Industry
The Civil War
Crime & Punishment
Floods & Flames
A Shameful Chapter
Health & Healing
Lions & Belgians & Bears
Tree City Portraits
Trains & Transportation

The Kent Historical Society is proud of this beautiful publication. The book, published by KHS, includes 101 columns from Roger's Portage Pathways articles for the Record Courier. This amazing book also contains 130 photographs from libraries, archives & private collections – some not seen in 100 years.

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