John Max Shepherst

(1901-1971)

Director of Toledo Area Metro Parks (1939 - 1968)
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Shepherst worked under the National Park Service with the Civilian Conservation Corps and drew plans for Pearson Metro Park—he was directly responsible for the project which gave work to about 2,000 men during the Great Depression.

He succeeded W. W. Farnsworth as director-secretary of the Toledo Area Metro Parks. His wife, Mildred (1902-1987), was a librarian in the local history and genealogy department at Toledo's Main Library.