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Fire in Downtown Marietta Ohio
Flood of 1913 in Marietta Ohio.


Fires and Floods

What clues to the past are hidden in the back alleys and brick passageways of downtown Marietta?


Though many people lost much, disaster has never shut the town down for long, and shows how well the town can come together during a crisis! Marietta doesn't just survive, she thrives!

Join Hidden Marietta’s local history guides on a search for evidence of fires and floods: learn how disaster has shaped our town's history, face and character. We may even encounter a few faded ads for forgotten businesses and products that no longer exist. This tour is like stepping into a time machine, as you dig into a past that still lingers along the brick streets of Ohio’s oldest town. Evidence of the past exists all around us, if we only stop to see it!

Tour duration is approximately 90 minutes and subject matter is family-friendly. The total distance covered is a little over one mile. Although the entire course of Fires & Floods is over paved or brick streets, comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. Cameras welcome!

2024 Dates: To Be Announced

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