Pioneer Palooza

By: Stanley Jefferson Email
By: Stanley Jefferson Email

One organzation is honoring Marietta's 225th birthday with a map and GPS.

The Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau held its Pioneer Palooza at East Muskingum Park Friday evening.

It's the county's first geotrail where kids, parents and visitors got to learn more about the city's history and search for hidden treasure.

Everyone in attendance got to enjoy games, prizes and a live music performance by the Ohio Valley Opry.

"We are a small town but we have got very bold beginnings to brag on and this town is very special and people know that when they come here to visit. And it's just not our bold beginnings that we're excited about but it's new adventures too," says Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director, Jeri Knowlton.

The Pioneer Palooza will continue Saturday Morning at 9:30 which includes the Westward Home Landing Ceremony and the public launch of the geotrail.

For more information on the event or geocaching, visit and

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