Friday, July 24, 2009

Old Printing Press Burned

The Home News, May 21, 1859

“Antiquary” informs us, that an old Ramage Press on which the first paper ever issued in Marietta was printed, was burned in Messrs. Shipman’s cellar in the late fire. Well, what of it? It wasn’t worth house room – wouldn’t make decent kindling wood. It met a just fate for the fibs it had doubtless been the means of promulgating to an innocent and confiding people. N.B. Couldn’t its ashes be gathered up carefully and presented to the Ohio Historical Society? Or perhaps the “Pioneer Association” would consent to take charge of them.

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