Phillip Urbank was born and grew up in the Cuyahoga Valley, growing vegetables, and raising Scotch Highland Cattle and, eventually, horses. Urbank shared his knowledge of local neighboring farming families, including how they fared during the National Park's period of land acquisition. He also told several stories about being a young boy in the valley, riding horses and fishing, as well as earning money through well-drilling. Urbank currently lives in Carroll County on a 32 acre farm, and continues to participate in local horse clubs. He mostly misses the songbirds and wildlife that development and the deer population have since decimated in the valley.
Urbank, Phillip (interviewee)
Conklin, Carolyn (interviewer)
Cuyahoga Valley Project
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"Phillip Urbank Interview, 2011" (2011). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 518028.