In August, we spent three days in and around Marietta, Ohio, one of our favorite places to visit to relax and enjoy the surroundings. On this visit, our friend and fellow photographer Amanda Haddox came up from Charleston, West Virginia, and spent time with us.
Marietta, located on the Ohio River, was "settled" on April 7, 1788, and is the oldest organized municipality in Ohio. It was also the first official American settlement in the Northwest Territory. It is named for Queen Marie-Antoinette, whose nation provided crucial aid during the Revolutionary War. West Virginia lies just across the river, and there are a number museums and parks (including Hocking Hills State Park) in the area worth visiting.
Beautiful photos, Jack! Looks like an interesting place to visit. All those years we lived in Charleston and never got there! The Great Ohio is an important river in America carrying lots of coal, grain, gravel and who knows what else! Reminds me of the Kanawha River. Thanks for posting these wonderful pictures!
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