50 years ago
Dayton Ford, well-known farmer and oil-producer of Watertown, was driving to Beverly when flood waters washed his car into a creek. Bill Burge of the fire department rescued Ford by wading out to the car and pulling him through the window. The automobile remains submerged.
100 years ago
The M. T. Epling, one of the most powerful dredge boats in eastern waters, is at the mouth of the Muskingum removing the old bridge material from the river. The dredge shovel raised one of the 30-ton gondola cars on the river bottom, lifting it almost clear of the water. A barge was not handy to receive the car and it was let back into the river.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.