Personal connections to Northeast Ohio; conoeing on along canal near Independence, camping out with family, education at Kent State, hot summer nights sleeping in the Valley's deserted spots. Hiked in area. Limited access afforded privacy. Sierra Club work as early adult. Loves beauty and mystery of night sky off Virginia Kendall and Wordsworth's metaphysics. Paddles with husband. More on river paddling, early '80s work as Friends of Crooked River to cleanup pollution. Names people at first (kitchen table) meeting. Met 13 of 19 goals. Looking ahead to River Day (goal). Pulling out 113 cars (many from '40s and '50s) from river; funded by nat'l park service. Initiated first multi-experiential annual event at Boston Mills Crossing. Plans survey by Goodyear Blimp.
Marsh, Elain (interviewee)
Culley, Joe (interviewer)
Rivers Roads and Rails 2008
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"Elain Marsh Interview, 2008" (2008). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 517061.