Akron, Ohio: Water Wheel Monument: Oatmeal King

Big, half-submerged wheel pays tribute to a local canal, a local milling company, and F. Schumacher the Oatmeal King.

Cascade Park

Address:
57 W. North St., Akron, OH
Directions:
Cascade Park. Park in the lot, then walk the bridge across the canal to the park. You'll see the big wheel.
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The Oatmeal King's water wheel monument.

Water Wheel Monument: Oatmeal King

This monument memorializes water wheel power used at the F. Schumacher Milling Co., which milled oatmeal during the 19th century. It also and pays tribute to the Ohio and Erie Canal, which was used to power the mill.

[Michael Almony, 08/19/2019]

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