A Guide to Historic Marietta, Ohio
Welcome to Marietta, the elegant Ohio River city where this state's history begins. Explore ancient earthworks, stroll shady brick streets lined with glorious Victorian mansions, wander through museums and kick back in a wide variety of restaurants and taverns. Venture into nearby West Virginia and visit Fenton, America's oldest art glass company; Blennerhassett Island, where Aaron Burr hatched a plot against the U.S. government; and Henderson Hall, the majestic great house of a former slave plantation—all within fifteen miles of downtown Marietta. This informative guide will help you make the most of your time. It includes an overview of the area's rich history, maps, dozens of vintage and modern photographs and descriptions of the best sites and attractions the region has to offer—including those that most visitors miss.
The History Press
: 9781609492762
: The History Press
: 07/29/2011
: Ohio
: History & Guide
: 41 Black And White
: 144
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Lynne Sturtevant is the owner of Hidden Marietta, a tour company focusing on the town's fascinating past. A dynamic and popular speaker, Ms. Sturtevant offers presentations and special programs throughout the year. She is also the author of Haunted Marietta: History and Mystery in Ohio's Oldest City, available at fine shops and online. For more information or to contact the author, visit www.hiddenmarietta.com or www.facebook.com/pages/Hidden-Marietta.
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