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1788 Marietta established by the Ohio Company of Associates under the leadership of Rufus Putnam. It was the first permanent American settlement in the Northwest Territory and Ohio.
1788 Arthur St. Clair appointed first Governor of the Northwest Territory.
1836-1841 Locks and dams built on the Muskingum River. Steamboats now traveled the river spurring development of farms and factories.
1863 The Battle of Buffington Island fought in Meigs County. A Union army defeated a force of Confederate cavalry led by General John Hunt Morgan in the only significant Civil War battle fought in Ohio.
1925-1929 Charles G. Dawes of Marietta served as vice president under Calvin Coolidge.
1993 Nancy Putnam Hollister, former mayor of Marietta, became the first woman elected Lieutenant Governor of Ohio.
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