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Color Capital of the World: Growing up with the Legacy of a Crayon Company

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Crayola Book Event presented by the WRHS Genealogical Committee.


This is the story of the crayon. Following the Civil War, three entrepreneurial Ohio families took their innovative ideas for school chalk from the kitchen stove and transformed them into the American Crayon Company.┬áColor Capital of the World┬átells this story through the eyes of one of the founding family’s descendants, tracing the cycle of build, boom, and bust. Readers will come away feeling a greater appreciation of the human story behind the crayon and the Ohio town that produced more crayons and paints than anywhere in the world.

About the Author:

John Kropf is the author of a previous book, Unknown Sands: Journeys Around the World’s Most Isolated Country, which Publisher’s Weekly praised as a fascinating narrative bound to hook adventurers. His writing has appeared in appeared The Baltimore Sun, Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Washington Post, The Middle West Review, and elsewhere.


October 7
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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