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Nimisilla Park
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Nimisilla Park was established in 1894. Prior to its founding, the site was the location of the county fair from 1859 to 1893. Throughout its history, Nimisilla Park hosted horse races, live music, soldier reunions, and a zoo, among other events. Prominent political figures, such as Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, and Eugene V. Debs, made speeches at the park. In 1918, Debs delivered a famous anti-war speech for which he was arrested and jailed. As of 2016, the park continues to serve as a gathering place for the community.
1075 The O'Jays Parkway NE
Canton, OH 44705
Entrance to park is N of 10th St NE. Follow the road N to marker on the left.
Latitude: 40.8068420, Longitude: -81.3574910.
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