As some of you know I just returned from two weeks in Marietta, Ohio where I was visiting with my son and his family. While there I went to the Campus Martius museum where I found this postcard showing the Northwest Territories first settlement in Marietta constructed during the winter of 1788-1789.
Sign in front of the museum
The Campus Martius museum building
The bell said to have been gifted to the town of Marietta by Marie Antoinette of France.
The town of Marietta is named after Marie Antoinette of France and the story is that she gifted a bell to the town. That bell is currently displayed at the museum in the reconstructed Putnam house. Here below are some photos of the Putnam house.
The living room or parlor of the Putnam House
The kitchen in the Putnam house
A section of the exterior wall of the Putnam house to show the construction method.
There is a PBS documentary called “Opening the Door West” that has more images. Visit www.OpeningTheDoorWest.com for more about this award winning program.