• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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.




 

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