50 years ago
Marietta High School's first varsity crew adventure against outside competition was a rousing success on the Muskingum River. The Tigers rowed to victory over Parkersburg Catholic, Parkersburg High, and Wheeling Central in the first Ohio Valley Schoolboy Regatta.
100 years ago
A spectacular fire on the Ohio River near Dam 17 resulted from an explosion of gasoline on board the stern-wheel gasoline boat, "Alice." The craft floated down the river and burned near the mouth of the Little Muskingum.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.