4729 Walnut Road, Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008.

The Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society​​​

Buckeye Lake Amusement Park

Author Donna Braig


Donna Fisher Braig was born in 1927 in Perry County. Later she moved to Hebron, Ohio where she entered Hebron School in 1933. She spent her Junior years first at Millersport High school and then to Glenford School before returning to Buckeye Lake and graduating from Hebron High School in 1945. 

​She completed 35 years of teaching at Lakewood High School in 1982 where she was teaching her 2nd generation. 

​Throughout her life, Donna has been involved in journalism. She taught the course in high school and wrote for the Newark Advocate and the Thornville news. She also authored a weekly column in the Hebron tribune.

​Donna has a son robin, President of Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Florida. Locally her daughter, J-me is the Director of the Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum and there are two granddaughters, McKenzee and Savanna. J-me is married to Emil Bogden of Bogden Architects in Columbus, Ohio.

​Donna feels that many, many people have been a big help to her throughout her life. She thinks that each of us should do something to leave this world a better place than we found it. Donna kept scrap books and research papers from her many articles, and has drawn from these for the content of her book. 

My story

Donna Braig worked at the Buckeye Lake Amusement Park as a young girl. Her book, "My Buckeye Lake Story," tells the complete history of Buckeye Lake with special emphasis on the Glory days of Buckeye Lake Park. 

​This fascinating account of one of the state's largest resorts is richly embellished with vintage photographs and illustrations. The progress and development of Buckeye Lake in the '80s and '90s rounds out a long and important history. Donna Braig's accounting of this place she calls home is truly original and written from the heart.