50 years ago
The Ohio River crested here at 45.2 feet, the highest peak in 16 years. The only traffic noise that could be heard in Marietta this morning was the lapping of oars as rowboats took patrons to the water-surrounded post office on Front Street.
100 years ago
George Block has brought suit in the court of common pleas against Martin and Reba Christian and the Buckeye Pipe Line Company for damages and equitable relief. Block charges that the defendants willfully misrepresented to him the value of oil property which he purchased from them for $1,800.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.