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 though 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.natural history of the Ohio River, the museuma#39;s main focus is the golden age of steamboats. ... features and the historic towboat the W.P. Snyder Jr. The first building houses the ticket office and an exhibit on the various animals that make the river their home. ... There is also a video about the days when steam was king .
|Title||:||A Guide to Historic Marietta, Ohio|
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2011|