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UpBEAT History Group: Exploring Remnants of Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad Lines
August 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amFree
UpBEAT (Be Educated and Active Together) is a program for those 55 years and older. Membership is free. To join UpBEAT and receive our monthly newsletter, or for program information, call Caitlin Bond, UpBEAT Program Coordinator, at (740) 566.4680.
The UpBEAT History Group continues to meet virtually. Presenters range from local historical society associates to a variety of other community members who offer a wealth of information about historical interests.
In the early era of rail in the United States, the M&C Railroad snaked its way across southern Ohio from Marietta to Cincinnati. The section between Marietta and Athens was the steepest and windiest. In the 1870s a new rail line along the Hocking River rendered the old section impractical, and in time it was abandoned. However, the stone culverts, bridge piers, and tunnels remain to this day, a testament to the quality of their construction. Cyrus Moore III, has explored and photographed many of these sites. For this presentation he will share photographs he has taken of the railroad’s remnants. Join us virtually, by computer or phone on Thursday, August 13, at 10-11 a.m.
To learn how you can join us virtually (by computer or phone), please call Caitlin Bond, UpBEAT Program Coordinator at (740) 566.4680.