50 years ago
Nearly 3,000 men, women, and children from eight states participated in a Citizens Band Radio "roundup" at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The event was sponsored by the Frontier Citizens Band Radio Club of Marietta.
100 years ago
A farmer from Watertown filed a complaint at police headquarters in Marietta regarding the loss of his umbrella. The gentleman was in town during a recent downpour and stopped in a Front Street hardware store, leaving his rain shield outside where it was stolen. The umbrella had been purchased only two years ago at a cost of 98 cents.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.