Rallying Support for the Park Idea
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
John F. Seiberling put the democratic process to work for the park, mustering support at all levels from citizenry to government. In the 1960s, he encouraged park studies, Ohio Department of Natural Resources involvement, and citizen activism.
Elected to the U.S. Congress in 1970, he immediately
introduced legislation to create a Federal park.
Congress ignored this first bill in part because it did
not hear enough community interest. The defeat
energized Seiberling to organize louder support. In 1974,
Congress easily passed his new bill to create Cuyahoga
Valley National Park. President Ford signed it into law
after Seiberling mobilized Ohio political leaders to
convince him of the park idea's popularity.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1970.
Location. 41° 12.233′ N, 81° 34.967′ W. Marker is in Everett, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker can be reached from Everett Road south of
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birth of the Park Idea (here, next to this marker); John F. Seiberling (here, next to this marker); Ralph Regula: Creating a Legacy (here, next to this marker); Expanding the Vision (here, next to this marker); Building a National Park (here, next to this marker); Everett Covered Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Cuyahoga Valley National Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Growing up in Everett (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Everett.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.