Mary L. McClure
Mary L. McClure is a public relations and grant writing professional, as well as a local author and presenter. Her professional background includes 30 years of experience in newspaper editing/reporting roles, and public relations, internal communications and investor relations positions for Fortune 500 companies including ALLTEL and KeyCorp. She is a native of Summit County, Ohio and is a former board member and secretary/publicity chairperson for the Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society. Over the past few years, she has given more than 70 presentations on various historical topics. In 2011 and 2013, she was asked to author two pictorial history books for Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series.
Her books include:
- High Bridge Glens of Cuyahoga Falls – the rollicking tale of a Victorian-era amusement park known as the “Niagara of Ohio” and home to one of the country’s first roller coasters. (Believed to be a circular gravity railway invented by Toledo’s Alanson Wood.)
- Silver Lake Park – a pictorial history of an amusement park near Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. This park was known as the “Coney Island of the West.” In addition to standard amusement park attractions, the park featured the first public aquarium in Ohio, the first airfield in Summit County, a menagerie with some of the first black bears successfully raised in captivity, and one of the largest dance halls in northeast Ohio.
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