Partial Riverview Road Closure - Updated 11/20/13
Curb, guiderail, and paving work has started on Riverview Rd between Fitzwater and Brookside roads. The road is closed to northbound traffic but remains open southbound. Work is expected to be completed by the second week of December due to weather delays More »
Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake
Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to survey the fish community in VK Lake as scheduled. Our survey partners (ODNR) will not be able to get into the lake until early spring of 2014. Therefore, the closure on fishing will remain in effect. More »
Electricity, Paved Roads, and Model Ts
General technological advancements dramatically changed the living conditions of Cuyahoga Valley residents in the 20th century. When electricity and running water came to the valley, families could buy new household appliances and easily refrigerate food.
New pavement on valley roads meant easier and faster transportation of both people and goods. Road construction also served as a secondary job for many farmers who needed additional income to survive the Great Depression.
Irene (Szalay) Kusnyer remembers when Everett families began to get electricity and running water:
In Their Own Words
Click the topics to hear stories about Cuyahoga Valley life.
Household Appliances (27 seconds)
WPA Road Improvements II (27 seconds)
Did You Know?
Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".