50 years ago
The purchase price for the Anchorage property in Marietta's West Side was $26,000. The property was sold by William Kinnaird Russell and Mrs. Ruth Russell Sears to the Rev. and Mrs. Ralph I. Yarnell, who plan to convert the 105-year-old mansion into a nursing home.
100 years ago
The humidity is oppressive and temperatures are soaring above 101 throughout Ohio, with no hope for relief until late tomorrow. It is hard to believe that just one year ago frost did considerable damage in many areas of the state and the thermometer registered as low as 31 degrees.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.