15 Oct

Campus Martius (Marietta, OH)

Upon passage of the Northwest Ordinance in 1787, the Ohio Company, a major mover in its passage, went to Ohio. Campus Martius was a fortification at the Marietta, Ohio settlement. Home to Rufus Putnam, Benjamin Tupper, Arthur St. Clair, and other settlers during the Northwest Indian War. Major Anselm Tupper was commander of the Campus Martius during the war.[1][2] Construction began in 1788 and was fully completed in 1791. The Campus Martius was located on the east side of the Muskingum River, and upriver from its confluence with the Ohio River.

For a PBS video of this see OPENING THE DOOR WEST

It would help me if I had more response to the questionnaire.  If nothing else, you could email me ( fcarpenter (@) ) telling me what you want to get out of our OLLI explorations.

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