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Annual Pig Iron Pedal to Take Place October 22nd

Written by David Haneman In the second half of the 1800s and the early 1900s, the floodplain along the Susquehanna River between Marietta and Columbia was a major industrial iron center. Pinned between the river, the canal and the cliffs, the eight blast furnaces flourished. The area was known as the “Pittsburgh of the east”.

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Food For Thought: The Crabby Patty’s History

Written by Ed Lincoln, Jr. In the late 19th century crabs were only enjoyed along the east and west coasts of the United States and parts of Canada. Crab dishes weren’t common food for people in the prairies or midwestern states as they were not easily found or shipped to those regions. Although the crabs

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Chowderfest 2016... And the Winner Is...

Marietta has been blessed by the water’s edge, fertile outlying areas, and many more of Nature’s wonders to indulge in. It is also becoming known as a destination town for its bars and restaurants and is host to numerous events to support those who need help. Bob Shank and Ed Lincoln, Jr. Last winter included

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Marietta Pioneer Fire Company: A Burning Need

Written by Jack Ries The first time I set foot in Marietta Pioneer Fire Company last year, I was disappointed that there were no dalmatians. I mean, I’ve been inside other fire stations, and sure, they didn’t have dalmatians either, but I guess there was a little part of me that thought “This time will

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Meeting Marietta: Marietta Is Where Our Heart Is

Hello,  Marietta!  I’m  excited to announce that The Marietta Traveler (MT) will be starting a new semiregular  column  that will be entirely  dependent and centered around what makes  Marietta tick…  you!    We,  the team for  MT, feel that it is  important that we give the members  of the community  as  many chances to express 

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Business Spotlight: For the Love of Dog

Written by Adam Jenkins For the Love of Dog opened at 17 West Market Street on August 5th. What seemed like an overnight opening for most of us in Marietta, however, was actually a plan that was eight years in the making. Owner Tammy Weidman began dreaming of the store when she made a Black

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Marietta Garden Tour & Pork BBQ Events

By Lauralee Baker Two popular events are scheduled to return to Marietta on September 11, both sponsored by the Community House. The first is the Marietta Garden Tour, now in its fifth consecutive year of showcasing the many varieties of gardens in and around Marietta Borough. This year will continue the tradition of offering eight

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Food For Thought: Q Is For Quinoa

Written by Ed Lincoln, Jr. Quinoa, one of the newly lauded superfoods of the decade along with avocados, beets, sweet potatoes, and beer, finds its origin in the regions of Peru, Ecuador, Columbia and Chile. Quinoa was domesticated for human consumption nearly four thousand years ago and is an alternative source of income in those

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Go Fish

Written by Rick Washburn Ahh, spring. If it ever stops raining, the sun will shine and men, women, and children of all walks of life can pursue one of their favorite fair weather passions. Fishing. Fishing is not as simple as the name implies, however. Many fishermen will go out for a specific fish. To

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Tokens of History: In Answering The Call

Written by Trevor Williams Hello Everyone! I can barely contain my excitement as I write for you this next installment of Tokens of History! Why? Because what you are about to read is a small account of a truly amazing series of events that have taken place over the course of a century in our