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”.
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
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
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
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
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
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