Donna Gloff

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Industry Non-Profit
Location Orlando, West Virginia, United States
Introduction My mother grew up along the banks of Oil Creek. Her family has lived there since the early 1800s. They built a community in the wilderness. Before that, some of their parents had fought the Indians, the English and the French for the land. My father (the son of German immigrants to Detroit) taught me from my very earliest memory to love and respect this exciting and honored heritage. I live in Detroit. As a kid I spent two weeks each summer in Orlando. So, while my heart might be in the right place, the rest of me is far away. As we all share our stories, facts, thoughts, documents and photos about the Oil Creek watershed- Oil Creek, Dumpling Run, Three Lick, Posey Run, Road Run, McCauly Run, Clover Fork etc., Orlando's story is being revealed, and its more exciting than any of us knew! If you have ties to Orlando, the story will not be complete without YOUR contribution. Contact us soon!
Interests Genealogy, Central West Virgina, Appalachian Culture, Cultural Diversity
Favorite Movies Cold Mountain, Next of Kin, Songcatcher, A Trip to Bountiful
Favorite Books The Legend of Mammy Jane by Sibyl Jean Pischke, Mud and Money by Mary (Holbert) Ellysin The River Wife by Jonis Agee