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Description: Film presented by the Standard Oil Company of Ohio about the 1937-1938 reenactment of pioneers who established the first settlement in Ohio at Marietta.
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Clip #: TFA-299A
Length: 21:13
Year: 1938
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Ohio
Subject: Recreation
Original: 16mm
1930s, 1938, Ohio, Standard Oil Company of Ohio, Ipswich, Massachusetts, reenactment, people in period costume gathered outside Manasseh Cutler church to recreate trek of first pioneers to establish first settlement in the Ohio Territory, Marietta, Northwest Territory, December 3, 1787, man portraying Manasseh Cutler speaking to “pioneers” about upcoming trip and praying for them, pioneers cheering and bidding goodbye to those who remain in Massachusetts, Ohio Land Company, pioneer caravan embarking on their journey on foot, horseback and with covered wagon, pioneers arriving at Newburgh, New York, mounted pioneers visiting former Continental Army headquarters, having departed Newburgh pioneers trekking through wilderness, pioneers traveling amidst snow, pioneers looking down at Youghiogheny River, Sumrill's Ferry, Simeral's Ferry, West Newton, Pennsylvania, pioneer drinking from brook, pioneers preparing campsite including unloading supplies, making campfire, oxen and dog being tended to, pioneer getting beard trimmed, ox being secured in shoeing stall and having shoes replaced, pioneers felling trees and building boats of various sizes along riverbank, oxen pulling log to river, Union Galley boat being launched into water, equipment being loaded onto boat and departing West Newton, Union Galley traveling along Ohio River and arriving at Harmon Creek joined by rest of party in smaller boats, provisions and horses being loaded aboard, pioneers continuing on Ohio River, flotilla passing by American Indian village, junction of Ohio and Muskingum River, soldiers stationed at Fort Harmar setting out in small boats to assist pioneers traveling through dense fog and towing boats to land, pioneers arriving at eastern bank of Muskingum River where Captain Pipe and his tribesmen were encamped, pioneers clearing wilderness and starting to build settlement buildings from felled trees, established settlement of Marietta, pioneer families gathered outside church to send off bride and groom, various images of Ohio scenery superimposed over car driving on road

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