U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates a memorial shaft to pioneers during Sesquicentennial celebrations in Marietta, Ohio. Crowds cheer. President Roosevelt on a stage. Flags are pulled back to reveal the monument. A band plays. View of the Memorial to the Start Westward of the United States, sculpted by Gutzon Borglum, depicting revolutionary and pioneer figures.
Men put tags on pigeons and enter the tag numbers in a list. Pigeons are set free for the National Pigeon Race, part of the Northwest Territory Celebration, being held in Marietta, Ohio. One of the participants is L. Bayne of Baltimore, Maryland. Pigeons in long distance flight on their way to their home roosts in various parts of the United States.
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates a monument in Marietta, Ohio to pioneers who established Northwestern United States 150 years ago. A crowd cheers and a band plays. President Roosevelt speaks from a podium. Memorial statues are unveiled.
Houses submerged in water, people along a railroad track. Men carry a boat, people in boats taken to safer place from the flooded city of Marietta, Ohio. People board a railroad train as they flee from the flooded city. Water flows under a ridge, houses submerged in water. Aerial view of the city with water all around. Men load their belongings onto a truck. People rescued and carried away in boat to safer places. Many rendered homeless. Huts submerged in water up to the roof. Car and a truck on a street as rescue operations continue.
Colonel Dean Hess addresses at stage as he is conferred with an honorary degree from Marietta College in Ohio. Large crowd gathers. A man honors Dean Hess with the degree. Dean Hess stands with a man and a woman after he got degree.
In 1938, Marilyn Meseke wins Miss America title held in the United States. The contestants wearing costumes lined up. Miss Ohio Marilyn Meseke wins. Marilyn with Miss America crown. The winner poses with a sash.