50 years ago
The lovely old home of Miss Laura Miller and Mrs. William H. Thompson, 1115 Phillips St., will be dismantled to make way for Interstate 77. The property has been in the family since their father, Harmen H. Miller, purchased it in 1889.
100 years ago
Leonard Roberts of New Martinsville, W.Va., a veteran of the Civil War and an Indian fighter under General Custer, visited Marietta for the first time in 49 years. Roberts' son has been receiving treatment at the Marietta hospital.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.