Ohio History Journal

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gave the name of Marietta to the new town in honor of Mary

Antoinette and France. Generals St. Clair of Pennsylvania,

and Putnam   of Massachusetts, Samuel Holden Parsons of

Connecticut, and James M. Varnum of Rhode Island were the

leaders in the work of establishing the settlement, aided by

Winthrop Sargent, secretary of the Territory, and by the

noble Manasseh Cutler, who was a frequent visitor and a power-

ful advocate in the East. Parsons, Varnum, and John Cleve

Symmes, Chief Justice of New Jersey, were elected Judges

of the Territory."


Over against the safe and sane settlement at Marietta, followed

in 1796 the erratic and almost ridiculous settlement of the deluded

Parisians at Gallipolis. That incident is the vaudeville act in the his-

tory of Ohio, it is the comedy amid many tragic surroundings. Another

theatrical scene on the Ohio was the journey of the conspirator Aaron

Burr from Pittsburgh to Blennerhassett Island and his inveiglement of

the stupid but doubtless well-meaning Herman Blennerhassett.  That

was another tragico-comedy on the Ohio which Mr. Hulbert gracefully

depicts. But we must refer the reader to The Ohio River for a proper

appreciation of its extent and value. It will be read with equal in-

terest by teacher and pupil, young and old. Mr. Hulbert has a clear,

vigorous, easy-moving style.  If anyone thinks history is stupid, let

him read this book and learn otherwise; if one imagines the Ohio river

is a commonplace "shallow babbling run" let him read this book and

learn of its mighty influence in the western advance of civilization and

its fascinating career through the history of American progress.

Mr. Hulbert's Ohio River is not only the most complete and satis-

factory contribution to the literature of the subject which it treats but we

know of no American waterway having so accomplished and accurate a



In the early autumn of 1906 the New York Academy of Science

through Dr. Wissler, Chairman of the Committee on Archaeology and

Ethnology, invited the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society

to make an exhibit of the progress accomplished by the Society in archae-

ological science in Ohio during the past year. The Executive Committee

of the Society authorized Prof. W. C. Mills, Curator, to make such ex-

hibit. Prof. Mills prepared a miniature model, on the scale of one foot

to forty feet, in plaster and wood of the Harness Mound, which was

exhumed by the professor in the summer of 1906. The model represented

three fourths of the mound completed with the exact position of the

burials and fire places. The burials represented were two kinds, cre-

mated and uncremated. Of the latter but few were found in the mound,