Scenic USA - Ohio
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Marietta Front Street
|Photos by Ben Prepelka
Today's Marietta city scene catches a glimpse of Front Street and a stormy sky over the Ohio River. It was this view that attracted residents to the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory. Marietta was established in 1788 where the Muskingum River joins the great Ohio. Across the street is the famous Lafayette Hotel, opened in 1918, two years after the Bellevue Hotel was destroyed by fire. Over the years the grand four story hotel received significant improvements and additions. The Gun Room opened in 1946 and is known for its fine dining and a collection of famous long rifles. Beside the vintage gun collection, the room displays various riverboat accessories and instrument, including an 11 foot ship's wheel. The Lafayette takes great pride in its Ohio River location and its steamboat era roots, displaying riverboat paintings and models.
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