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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Historical Mounds Marietta Ohio on Tombstone Tuesday

I went antiquing this last Saturday in Katy Texas. Found several great post cards that I will be posting and selling on eBay. Starting today with a vintage post card of
" The Historical Mounds, Marietta Ohio " I am sorry to say I never heard about them before, but glad I found this post card of them.

Post card is copyrighted 1905 by the Rotograph company ( Germany.)
Addressed to Miss Arvilla Burk of Denver Colorado and postmarked Jan 18 1908.
Written under the picture of the graves is
Dear Sis or liz Why don't you ans my last lettter the first thing you know I write you another & then you will owe me two P.B.J

As I had not heard of this Historical mounds I went to and found this. It is only part written so will link the rest
THE GREAT MOUND OR CONUS The most interesting remain of the Mound Builders in Marietta is the large mound now enclosed in Mound cemetery. Of this mound it is but just to say that, although it is not the largest in the state, there are few of such beauty and historical fame. This mound is about 115 feet in diameter, and 30 feet in perpendicular altitude, and is perhaps the largest in the State in proportion to its circumference. It is very unique in its embankment and ditch surrounding it. This ditch is about fifteen feet wide and four feet deep, and outside of it
There is so much more interesting information to read thanks to WikipediaMound Cemetery (Marietta, Ohio)
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Mound Cemetery Mound
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Mound Cemetery with Great Mound in background
5th and Scammel Sts., Marietta, Ohio
39°25′13″N 81°26′33″W / 39.42028°N 81.4425°W / 39.42028; -81.4425
Governing body:
Added to NRHP:
February 23, 1973
NRHP Reference#:

View down from the Great Mound
Great Mound with William Stacy marker in foreground
Entrance to Mound Cemetery
Mound Cemetery in 1846
Marietta Earthworks
Mound Cemetery plaque listing Revolutionary War soldiers
Plaque quoting General Lafayette's comments about soldiers of the Revolutionary War buried in Mound Cemetery
Mound Cemetery in Marietta, Ohio is home to the Great Mound (aka Conus, Mound Cemetery Mound), built by the Mound Builders,[2] and is reportedly home to the largest number of American Revolutionary War officers buried in one location.[3][4] The Great Mound was preserved by the original pioneers and city founders of the Ohio Company of Associates. Many of the founders were officers of the Revolutionary War who received land grants for military services. Among the officers of the American Revolutionary War buried in Mound Cemetery are General Rufus Putnam, General Benjamin Tupper, Commodore Abraham Whipple, and Colonel William Stacy.

It was stated at the Conference that “more officers of the Revolution are buried in the Old Mound Cemetery, Marietta, than at any other place in the United States.”

DAR, American Monthly, Vol. 16 (Jan-Jun 1900), 329.
General Lafayette of France, who fought with the Americans during the Revolution, visted Marietta during 1825, and described these Marietta settlers and former soldiers: "I knew them well. I saw them fighting the battles of their country…They were the bravest of the brave. Better men never lived."[5]
So for Tombstone Tuesday I hope that you enjoy this great vintage post card and a little history thrown in.

Thanks for stopping by ... Grace

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