The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of Sports series is “Wrestling in Akron” from local author Dale Pierce. The book boasts more than 200 vintage and modern images chronicling wrestling in the Ohio community.
From the time it was founded in 1825, Akron was a town on the move. Once known as the “Rubber Capitol of the World,” it brought droves of new workers to downtown and the suburban areas. With expansion came a need for entertainment and wrestling was there for the multitudes.