Ellen Otto of the Cascade Locks Park Association relates the history of the Cascade Locks area of Akron, including the Irish and German immigrants who built the Ohio Canal, the Great Migration in which African Americans brought jazz to the Howard Street district near the canal in the interwar years of the early-mid 20th century, her own family's stories about life in the area, and the later collaborative campaign to create Cascade Locks Park in Akron. She also discusses a 1995 reenactment at the Mustill Store and the challenges of trying to save what remains of historic Howard Street and trying to restore the Schumacher Mill site.
Otto, Ellen (interviewee)
Gallagher, Tim (interviewer)
Rivers Roads and Rails 2008
"Ellen Otto Interview, 2008" (2008). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 517048.
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