Wingfoot Lake in Mogadore, named for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s logo—the winged shoe of Mercury—supplied water for Goodyear’s blimp factory that opened during World War I. Wingfoot Lake hosted many company employee outings in the several decades before becoming a state park, including picnics specifically for Black workers in the 1930s.
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- “East Akron Club Will Meet Tonight.” Akron Beacon Journal. July 11, 1931.
- Steffen, Therese Frey. Crossing Color: Transcultural Space and Place in Rita Dove’s Poetry, Fiction, and Drama. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. 53–55.
- “Wingfoot Lake.” Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/go-and-do/plan-a-visit/find-a-property/wingfoot-lake.