Rhonda Russell discusses her ownership of the Downtown Emporium since 1970 and her organization's effor to advocate for parks in the city of Cleveland. Russell emphasizes the importance of improving and maintaining parks in a market economy, as well as the park's unique connection to the Ohio Valley. Russell believes that the use of this natural resource can thrive alongside the economic interests of others. Her conviction then facilitates a greater appreciation for park funding, of which she discusses at length.
Russell, Rhonda (interviewee)
Maureen, Carol (interviewer)
Rivers Roads and Rails 2008
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"Rhonda Russell Interview, 2008" (2008). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 517041.