Monday, April 7, 2003

Ohio Moments


War veterans arrive at site of Marietta

On April 7, 1788, Gen. Rufus Putnam of the Ohio Company and a group of 48 Revolutionary War heroes arrived at what would become Marietta in Washington County.

The Ohio Company was established by Revolutionary War officers to buy land in the Northwest Territory on which veterans could settle.

Putnam was involved in the creation of the company, as was the Rev. Manasseh Cutler, who was responsible for buying the land.

Cutler obtained a grant from Congress for 1,500,000 acres and Putnam led the colonizing.

Named for Marie Antoinette, the town grew to be the seat of the government. It came to be known as the "Gateway to the Northwest."

- Rebecca Goodman

Contact Rebecca Goodman at rgoodman@enquirer.com or 768-8361.




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