Construction of Start Westward Monument

Courtesy of Dawes Memorial Library

Start Westward Monument300 Block Front Street in Muskingum ParkAfter many months of cataloguing and on-site evaluation of more than 300 separate items, we want to share what we've learned about our more noted sites and our hidden gems. In the following pages, you can see current and historical photos of these monuments and hopefully learn more about their construction, purpose and significance. The photo on your left circa 1938 shows the quarrying of sandstone near Briggs Hill (between Marietta and Belpre) for the Start Westward Monument in Muskingum Park.