Surprisingly great little city with a lot going for it: active waterfront scene with long, picturesque waterfront walk/bike path, college town, touristy-historical events and a staunch abolitionists movement and beginning of the underground railroad system. But since a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ll let these do the work (well, with a few explanatory captions!) :
The tops of the poles mark the high water line at various flood years. You can see the actual river in the picture at the right–the dark black way in the back down a steep hill. Pretty intense!
Marrietta was named in honor of Marie Antoinette for France’s support of our independence. Better in real life! Same guy that did Mt Rushmore!
I liked this guy carved into a dead tree…friendlier than the guy who flipped me off…altho not as amusing!