Saturday morning at 8:30 am twenty-six of us were scheduled for a Trolley Tour to be picked up in front of the Levee Cafe House. Unfortunately, the driver had a family emergency and we had to cancel. Pictures of us waiting in the rain.
Saturday morning many of us visited the Campus Martius and Ohio River Museums. Both are world-class museums and impressive. In the Campus Martius Museum, we had a tour of General Rufus Putnam’s home built about 1790. Rufus Putnam was the leader of the original group of 48 families that settled in Marietta, the first white settlement in the Northwest Territory (includes present day Ohio).
The Jackson Brigade honors the descendants of John Jackson and Elizabeth Cummins who have died since the last Reunion (2014) with a Memorial Service. We also honor any spouse of a descendant who has died. This Reunion the Memorial Service was organized and run by Bruce and Anne Swisher Chase. New this year, Bruce and Anne created a Power Point slide show with a slide for each individual we are honoring. View the Memorial slides below. Pictures of our Memorial Service.
In the afternoon, we had more time to explore Historical Marietta including its ancient Hopwell earthworks. After dinner, those who wish went on the Marietta Ghost Tour.
About 46 of us ate Saturday dinner at the Italian Restaurant da Vinci’s. Pictures of us at da Vinci’s.