Haunted Marietta: History and Mystery in Ohio's Oldest City explores the supernatural side of the state’s first settlement. Visit a crumbling 1855 mansion whose original owner still roams the halls, sit in the plush red seats of an abandoned theater and climb an ancient Indian burial mound. Encounter river pirates, fugitive slaves, an ax murderer, jealous lovers and inept morticians. Haunted Marietta: History and Mystery in Ohio's Oldest City delves into various types of otherworldly phenomena, examines the difference between ghost stories and reports of supernatural activity and discusses why certain people become spirits. From an 1815 goblin sighting to a bartender’s brush with the unexplained, local author Lynne Sturtevant covers it all. Welcome to Ohio’s oldest city, where some stories and some people simply refuse to die.

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Welcome to Marietta, the elegant Ohio river city where the 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 US government; and Henderson Hall, the majestic great house of a former slave plantation – all within 15 miles of downtown Marietta. A Guide to Historic Marietta, Ohio 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.


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