Presented by David Baker.
Meet James Backus and learn fascinating details about life in early Marietta. He was an agent for the Ohio Company, a deputy sheriff, a surveyor’s assistant, a merchant and partner in Marietta’s first retail store. He built the first house in Marietta. Fortunately for us, he kept a journal and detailed records – so you can learn all about him.
David Baker Bio:
Dave is a retired financial advisor, active in community service and local history research. Former trustee of Ohio History Connection and Friends of the Museums in Marietta, OH. Currently serving as a volunteer tour guide at Campus Martius and Ohio River Museums. Author of “earlymarietta” local history blog.