National Geographic : 1932 Feb
Photograph by Jacob Gayer VIEW OF MARIETTA, OHIO, FROM HARMAR HILI, Washington passed here on his voyage down the Ohio, October 27, 1770. Fort Harmar was built here in1785, onhisrecommendation. Three years later a group of 48 pioneers, headed by General Rufus Putnam, founded Marietta, the oldest city in Ohio. The settlement was named Marietta inhonor of Marie Antoinette, then Queen of France. The river coming in from the left is the Muskingum, which flows into the Ohio, thejunction being seen on the right of the picture.