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Putnam descendants reflect on first reunion

July 22, 2013
The Marietta Times

The first ever reunion of the direct descendants of Rufus and Persis Putnam happened recently, with nearly 100 people coming to Marietta from all parts of the country. Since the following letter from a Putnam descendant sums up the reactions of many to the weekend event of June 28 and 29, I would like to pass along these words from Susie Dowd Markarian of Santa Rosa, Calif. Reading her heartfelt comments also helps to remind us of the unique historical significance of our quiet little town. It is with her permission that I share it, in part, with you:



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