Bridget Garvin gives background, childhood memories in Toledo, and inspiration to work in the perservation field. Describes Cascade Locks,including some history, benefits, and passion to curb suburban sprawl.Garvin notes some milestones in using the Cascade Locks to link the city as a boost to the economy, rather then just a park. Discusses fundraising challenges, donors, political supporters.Virginia Wojno-Forney began the project and Garvin picked it up in 2001. Describes Cascade Mill, and Schumacher Sites along the trailand what types of entertainment to expect once bridge is in place. Historical information and visitor center will round out experience.Garvin gives some interesting facts about Akron and talks about what drives her on this project. Neighborhood and business involvement is necessary as is foundation and partner support. Gives cost of Schumacher site.
Garvin, Bridget (interviewee)
McKnight, Jed (interviewer)
Rivers Roads and Rails 2008
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"Bridget Garvin Interview, 24 June, 2008" (2008). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 517055.