We sat down as normally as possible at one of the tables, continuing our conversation, and in a moment the waitress came along.
The city has produced a number of notable individuals, particularly in politics, athletics, and the entertainment industry.
The region was originally inhabited by various tribes of American Indians, including the early Mound Builders.
I was on a nude sailing cruise in the British Virgin Islands 6-7 years ago and we were anchored in White Bay.
It was after dinner, we’d had a bottle of wine or four, and decided we wanted to go to the bar ashore for a drink – but of course we didn’t want to get dressed. Into the dighy we climbed, motored off to the bar (not the Soggy Dollar, the other one) and in we walked.
Leading up to the American Civil War, Franklin Mills was noted for its activity in the Underground Railroad.
With the decline of the canal and the emergence of the railroad, the town became the home of the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad maintenance shops through the influence of Marvin Kent.
Today Kent is a college town best known as the home of the main campus of Kent State University, founded in 1910, and as the site of the 1970 Kent State shootings.
Historically a manufacturing center, education is the city's largest economic sector with Kent State University the city's, and one of the region's, largest employers.
The city is governed by a council-manager system with a city manager, a nine-member city council, and a mayor. In addition to the Kent State athletic teams, the city also hosts a number of amateur and local sporting events at various times during the year.