Washington County: Of Pioneers and Putnams

The Ohio Bubble

Feb 18 2023 • 1 hr 9 mins

Someone had the crazy idea of doing a whole episode for each of Ohio’s 88 counties. And we’re just crazy enough to try! We begin with Washington County, the first established. It’s now home to all the historical sites you could want in a county and all the creepy dolls you could want in a lifetime. In this episode, we also accidentally come full circle on just about every topic and say the name, Putnam a lot. Say it with us: Putnam. Fun right?

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Sources and Links:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marietta,_Ohio

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Ohio

Ice Breaker: https://museumhack.com/list-icebreakers-questions/

Good or Great River: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_River

Hopewell description includes quoted dates from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopewell_tradition

Marietta earthworks: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marietta_Earthworks

Marietta College: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marietta_College

https://www.marietta.edu/explore

https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/marietta-college-3073/overall-rankings

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_Musgrave Includes quotes

Songs at the Center Season 7: https://songsatthecenter.tv/season-7/

Sadie Johnson: https://grandblues.org/bluestarconnection/blue-star-committee-champs/sadie-johnson/

https://www.marcolian.com/?p=2009 Includes quote on lobbying the school.

Marietta degrees including graduate: https://www.marietta.edu/areas-of-study

Return Meigs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_J._Meigs_Sr.

Captain Posey and the Ohio River Museum: https://mariettamuseums.org/ohio-river-museum/exhibits/

John Stone: https://henryburke1010.tripod.com/id14.html

Covered Bridges: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/wayne/recarea/?recid=6216

https://www.washingtongov.org/PhotoGallery/Album/21

Rivers Trails and Ales: https://www.rtafest.com/

Harrison Gray Chandler: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Gray_Otis_(publisher)

Norman Chandler: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Chandler

Dorothy Buffum Chandler: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Buffum_Chandler

Anchorage Mansion: https://ironcityparanormal.com/2018/09/24/anchorage-mansion-history/

https://www.wchshistory.org/anchorage

Peoples Mortuary Museum: https://www.cawleyandpeoples.com/peoples-mortuary-museum

(Includes direct quote)

W.P. Snyder Jr: https://mariettamuseums.org/ohio-river-museum/ (Includes direct quote)

Muskingum etymology: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muskingum_River (Includes direct quote)

Campus Martius: https://mariettamuseums.org/campus-martius/

Children’s Toy and Doll Museum: https://m.facebook.com/100057088825369/

Initial research was probably from this now defunct website: https://mariettaohio.org/member/toy-doll-museum/

Kewpie Dolls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kewpie

Kewpee Restaurants: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kewpee (Includes several direct quotes)

https://www.kewpeehamburgers.com/kewpee-hamburgers/history/

Bubble Movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_(2005_film)

LA Times Article on Bubble: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-jan-22-me-bubble22-story.html

Roger Ebert’s review of Bubble: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/bubble-2006

Film Comment Review of Bubble: https://www.filmcomment.com/article/bubble-review/

Wayne National Forest: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_National_Forest

https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/f5de3fd0fb384f1fa9d5ffe17546e6e3 (See especially, the Marietta unit section)

Disclaimers:

  • External links are provided to credit the sources used in our research and provide further background. They do not reflect the opinions of the Ohio Bubble Podcast.
  • It took us longer to edit this episode than most (it’s a whole thing) so some facts may not be as up to date as usual.
  • US News and World Report has since downgraded Marietta College to 7th best value in the Midwest.
  • Sadie Johnson has since graduated from Marietta.
  • When it comes to ghost tours, there’s a big difference between a ghost walk and a ghost hunt. We emphatically don’t recommend the latter.
  • We aren’t experts on everything. If you think we’re incorrect about something, let us know at https://www.instagram.com/the_ohio_bubble_podcast/

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