Early days in Ohio's first county, Washington County, and its various communities -- Marietta, Harmar, Belpre, Beverly, Waterford, Lowell, Matamoras, etc. -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful narratives and factual data in this 57 Page Booklet reprinted from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Recollections of Ohio. The spiral-bound booklet, is printed on 60# paper, with the fine print enlarged for easier reading. A sheet of clear vinyl has been added to protect the front cover. IN ADDITION TO THE BOOKLET the buyer will receive Three Computer-Enhanced 8 1/2 x 11 Prints of engravings from the original book, suitable for framing. These include an 1846 sketch by Howe of Marietta, the famous Two Horn Church and an 1846 view of Marietta College. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Fort Harmar, the Ohio Company Settlement, Campus Martius, Fort Frye, Marietta College, Ancient Earthworks, the"Port of Marietta" questioned, the Mound Cemetery and its Famous Occupants, Boat Building, Great Trees, the County Children's Home, a Floating Mill, Muskingum Academy, the Two Horn Church, the Belpre Library, Old Time Drinking Habits, the Blennerhassetts and Aaron Burr, Tomahawk Improvements, the first 4th of July Celebration and the History of the Ordinance of 1787. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, and biographical information on Gov. Return Meigs, the Rev. Daniel Story, Manasseh Cutler, Commodore Abraham Whipple, Gen. Benjamin Tupper and Son, Major Winthrop Sargent, Major Haffield White, Samuel Preston Hildreth, the Rev. I. W. Andrews, Sala Bosworth, William P. Cutler, Gen. John Eaton, Benjamin Fearing, Rufus Dawes, Frances Gage (Aunt Fanny), Mrs. Catherine Ewing, Gen. Rufus Putnam, Col. Jesse Hildebrand, and Gen. Don Carlos Buell. A map showing the 88 Ohio counties, and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included. Five pages of information on Marietta from a 1940 WPA Writer's Project The Ohio Guide give a mid-20th Century view of the area.