50 years ago
Bonham's of Marietta is marking 16 years of service to area shoppers with over $25,000 in renovations to its Putnam Street store. The new decor features a white background with pink and sand accents and gold lettering. New cases and counters replace the fixtures that were installed in 1911, when the building was new.
100 years ago
Miss Grace L. Hardman of Grafton, West Virginia, has written to local authorities regarding the deserted baby that was recently left on a Marietta doorstep and is now in the Children's Home. Miss Hardman is interested in adopting the infant.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.