Akron Collectible Landmark Ornaments/ Wall Plaques (Set of3)
Three of Akron's icons: the Blimp, the Signal Tree, and the Point Marker. Each is hand-molded from earthenware ceramic and individually glazed in our Akron studio. Sold as a set of three individually gift-wrapped pieces. Ceramic ornament: 3.75" x 4" with slight relief. Standard shipping included.
Signal Tree- "The Signal Tree is a bur oak tree that was once used by Native Americans as a landmark near the Portage Trail, established as a land route between the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas Rivers. Its unique shape has been the subject of speculation as to whether it was trained by Native Americans traveling through the area or if it happened naturally. You can visit this tree at the Cascade Valley Park- Chuckery Area of the Summit Metro Parks."
Point Markers on Portage Path- "In 1990, William Yeck, an Akron native, established the Yeck Family Portage Path Memorial Program, dedicated to his parents Augustus and Bertha Elizabeth Schell Yeck. Two life-size sculptures of a Native American portaging his can were designed by Peter Jones, an artist who lives and works on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, marking the northern and Southern terminus of the path. 50 bronze markers in the shape of a flint point link the two statues along the 8 mile trail between the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas Rivers."
Blimp- "There is probably no other symbol that ties Akron to its' industrial past than the blimp. Ever since it first appeared in the skies over Akron in 1925, the blimp has delighted, awed and stirred many fond memories of growing up in Akron.The blimp continues to dot the skies around Akron and appears at many sporting evens all over the country, but is most at home and appreciated in Akron."