• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

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  • Towpath Trail Closure

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. More »

  • Other Closures

    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »

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    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15. Road is open but there are still delays due to construction. Allow extra time. More »

Family Struggles

Unlike flooding and wildlife pressures, family deaths and other personal loss create painful and unpredicted hardships for farmers. For many women, the loss of their husband meant that they needed to solely manage the farming operation while raising a family.

 
Oral history audio.

In Their Own Words
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Selling the Farm (34 seconds)
Elizabeth Thalman, who lived with her husband in Richfield, talks about the challenges her family faced after her husband suffered an injury. Unable to manage the farm, Elizabeth's family sold the property for the Richfield Coliseum development.




 

Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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".