Abstract

Personal and family history. Tom builds campground; Bertha was town clerk. They built house on Tuxall Road, lived there for 20 years, now rent home from Park. More of Tom and Bertha's early memories. Tom's experiences photographing Towpath from Lake Erie to Dover and bringing Blossom Music Festival to Cuyahoga Valley. Betha's horse-and-buggy stories of her father's treks along Ledges. Eminent Domain forces them to sell property. Process of sale of house. Tom's involvement in preserving valley through Metropark idea. Tom's photography and scenic notecards. Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society. Notecards is Betha's idea. Over 200 images selling up to 12,000 per year. Tom donates his photos as a civic duty. Story of early postal service by rail.

Creator

Jones, Bertha (interviewee); Jones, Tom (interviewee)

Creator

Nigro, Anthony (interviewer)

Project

Rivers Roads and Rails 2008

Date

6-19-2008

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

51 minutes

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.

517057.pdf (67 kB)

Share

COinS