25 years ago
Beautiful weather, the most expensive fireworks display in festival history, and a crowd estimated at somewhere between 45,000 to 130,000 highlighted the weekend's 13th annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival. Over 20 sternwheelers lined the shore at the Ohio River levee.
50 years ago
Harry Pettit, president of the Washington County Historical Society, announced that a fund-raising campaign for the purchase of a 106-year-old local landmark, The Anchorage, will be kicked off at a breakfast at the Wakefield Motor Inn. Campaign headquarters will be located at 113 Putnam St., next to the J. C. Penney Co., and the drive is expected to be completed by Oct. 1. The Anchorage will serve as a tourist attraction and a place to preserve historical items.
100 years ago
Mr. J. Wharton Smith, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau at Columbus, was in Marietta making arrangements to establish a branch here for temperature readings, frost warnings, and flood reports. The Bureau will erect a small building to house weather recording equipment.
Assistant Postmaster McCoy has been designated to take the dew precipitation each evening at 6 o'clock.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.