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For many years the International Harvester plant was one of the most important employers in the area. (It has since been torn down) The TP&W railroad was one of the contributing factors in the development of this town, as it was one of the older towns without a waterway.
Submitted by Robert Tanquary


This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Canton and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.


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