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Pioneers' statue

Erosion threatens Marietta’s Start Westward Monument

June 3, 2014
By Sam Shawver - The Marietta Times ( , The Marietta Times

For the last 76 years the sandstone sculpture known as the Start Westward Monument has been the centerpiece of Marietta's East Muskingum Park and is visited by thousands of tourists annually. But the statue, honoring the hardy pioneers who settled Marietta and began the nation's expansion into the Northwest Territory, has seen better days.



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