50 years ago
After serving the oil and gas industry in three states in the shooting of wells since 1902, the Producers Torpedo Co., with main offices in Marietta, will dissolve and liquidate. The wide-spread use of new fracturing methods in recent years has cut into the business in which nitroglycerin had been used.
100 years ago
On his island farm of over 100 acres in the Ohio River, Jerry Buckley is using the first successful tractor plow in this area. It was made from a rebuilt Oldsmobile pleasure car and draws the sulky plow, connected at the rear.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.