Kent Historical Society railroad talk is April 4

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The Kent Historical Society is marking 150 years of railroading in Kent with a special illustrated presentation by the noted historian and author H. Roger Grant.

Grant's presentation, which will appeal to people interested in both railroad history and local history, will focus on the career and president of long-time Erie Railroad executive Robert Woodruff. The Erie's corporate culture and over-all situation in mid-century will be examined, as well as the role of Kent as division headquarters for the line through Northeastern Ohio.

The "All About Kent" series program will be held at 7 p.m. April 4, at Christ Episcopal Church at 118 S. Mantua St. (S.R. 43) in Kent. A reception will be held at the Pufferbelly Restaurant (the former Erie Depot, 152 Franklin Ave., Kent), immediately following the program.

For more information, call the Kent Historical Society at 330-678-2712 or email khs@kentohiohistory.org

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