25 years ago
Developer Frank Christy says that the $6 million Lafayette Center at Pike and Jefferson streets, now six months behind in construction, will be completed next spring. Businesses will include a Hill's department store, Western Sizzlin' Steak House, Subway Sandwiches, a bank, drug store, and movie theater.
50 years ago
Total enrollment in Marietta City Schools is 5,309, an increase of 185 students over 1962. Washington County Schools have a total enrollment of 5,680, compared with 5,534 last year.
100 years ago
Coming to the Marietta Auditorium on Saturday is the area's first appearance of the new marvel, Edison's Talking Pictures. Thomas A. Edison's latest invention, the Kinetophone, has been traveling the country, playing in first-class theaters.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.