MyBuckeyeLakeStory[Book: Donna Fisher Braig – 1997 – 14x22cm – 194 Pages – Few grainy B&W photos]. A memorable and historical review of Buckeye Lake, “The Playground of Ohio.” Chapter Points: Introduction; The Beginning (1800s); The Beginning of Prosperity (1900s); The Community (1920s); The “Crystal” Days (the Park, Dips roller coaster, and other rides, 1930s); People of Buckeye Lake; 1930s, 1940s and 1950s – Bands, People, and Park; 1950s Changes; Businesses Past and Present – Historical Houses and Farms; Islands, History and Updates – ‘Headlines’ from the Past; The 1960s the Decline; The 1970s and 1980s Celebration and Controversy; The 1980s and 1990s Progress and Development; Epilogue. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair.

  • Derek Sailors

    This is one of those books that I had a love/dislike relationship with. First of all I really liked the small town personal feel of the book. The stories that the author tells about her working at the drug store and the park office are great. Some good info about the park as well. One thing to realize is that this book is about the history of the entire lake and surroundings and not just the park itself. The books goes into great details about such things as fire departments, sewer system, police protection, area grocery store, area shopping, area churches, area roads, etc. The park itself is likely just less than half of the entire book. The photos in the book are rather weak as well and not that spectacular. If you get this book for a general history of the lake then it is awesome. Since I bought the book expecting a book about the amusement park then it is rather weak. i rate it a 5.5/10.