History of Pleasant Hill Book Released

June 1, 2018

Newly released history book “Pleasant Hill Lake Park, Making Memories, 1938-2018 and Beyond.”

The book, co-authored by park naturalist Louis Andres and retired journalist Irv Oslin, was recently released. Copies will be available for $10.00 at the camp store all season.

Described as a casual history in a scrapbook format, the book commemorates the 50th anniversary of the completion of Pleasant Hill Dam. But it’s not about the dam; the book looks at how the park, the lake and Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District land around the lake touched people’s lives and how they influenced its evolution, especially from 1946 to the present.

The book is a collection of photos, newspaper clippings, MWCD archives, and accounts from local historians, neighbors, and people who worked — and even lived — in the park. This book was made possible through a grant from the RichHistory Alliance and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Foundation.

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