Martha Eakin of the Shaker Lakes Nature Center describes her involvement over the years with Shaker Lakes and the Center. Martha's mother, Jean Eakin, was a major figure in the battle against highway development through the Shaker Lakes in the 1960s, and Martha has continued to be involved since. Biographical information about Jean and Martha is included in this interview, as is the rationale and timeline of events leading to the organization of political action against highway development, and the subsequent founding of the Center. Martha Eakin shares her insights on the preservation of historical and natural landscapes, and public and family memory, and describes changes at the Shaker Lakes since the 1960s.
Eakin, Martha (interviewee)
West, Julie (interviewer)
Shaker Lakes Nature Center
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"Martha Eakin Interview, 05 June 2006" (2006). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 902001.