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8th Annual Diggin’ in the Dark: Genealogy After Hours Event

Thanks for stopping by this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog Post. October is family history month and we have been busy with a series of classes and are getting ready to wrap up the celebration on October 28th when we will once again be hosting our annual Diggin’ in the Dark: Genealogy After Hours Research Night.

During the evening will  have representative’s from DAR, The McKinley Museum, Stark County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and The Ohio Genealogical Society, here to answer questions and about their groups as well as the Genealogy Staff to help with researching during the evening.

This year we also have a special guest speaker, Mary Milne Jamba who will be giving a presentation on Understanding DNA Results for Genealogy purposes.

If you haven’t attended before or are a regular attender make sure you get your reservation in soon, spaces are filling up fast!


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Out of the Box: Central Fire Station No.1


Postcard of Central Fire Station No. 1 in Canton, Ohio. This is most likely the station that was added onto and redesigned in 1908. *Postmark on the back is dated 1914.



The Central Fire Station No. 1  was built in 1882 and was located on the NW corner of 3rd St. and Court SW, in the same block as the City Hall in downtown Canton. The station was equipped with a bell that would trip the stalls where the horses were ready for duty. Over the years some remodeling took place of the original 1882 building, however it remained at the same location until sometime between 1957-1959. It was then torn down to make room for the new City Hall that was dedicated in 1960. Currently the No.1 Fire station is located at 110 7th St. SW. in Canton.



1914 Sanborn Map showing the details of the Central Fire Station No. 1 on Third St. and Court Ave SW



For more information about the history of the Canton Fire Department see:


Canton Fire Department-History

IAFF Local 249-Canton, Ohio


At the Library:

Canton Fire Department 1822-1997 by John Cespedes and Scott D. Walton

The Stark County Story by Edward Thornton Heald

Canton City Directory

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map

Canton Fire Department News Clipping File

Canton Sesquicentennial

Genealogy News: New Map of Canton in Genealogy




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