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Celebrate Steubenville: 225

This summer marks 225 years since the city of Steubenville was declared the county seat of Jefferson County by proclamation of the Northwest Territory Governor Arthur St. Clair. Beginning as a frontier outpost, the city grew from a producer of wool and pottery to a major industrial powerhouse of coal and steel, with the Ohio River as the backdrop and main supply line.

Historic Fort Steuben is marking the occasion with an exhibit of informational panels, photos, maps, newsclips, and artifacts highlighting the people, places and events that are part of our history.

Special thanks to the Jefferson County Historical Association which has provided many features of the display. A visit to the JCHA Museum on Franklin Avenue is well worth an afternoon: it is a storehouse of Steubenville and Jefferson County memorabilia.

The free exhibit at Historic Fort Steuben will run to July 24 and is open from 10-4, Monday through Saturday, 11-4 on Sundays.

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