Portsmouth Railroads, 1950's / Modern Industry / Medical History / Twentieth Century Wars
Floodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art
From the late 1800's through most of the 20th century, the Portsmouth area was served by the N&W (Norfolk and Western), the B&O (Baltimore and Ohio) and the C&O (Chesapeake and Ohio).
The C&O's Sciotoville Bridge, shown at the top right, opened in 1917 (built 1915-1916). double span of 1,550 feet it was, for many years, the longest continuous truss bridge in the world and considered an engineering marvel. It remains today one of strongest bridges ever built.
The figures and emblems in the mural represent those wars and the branches of the U. S. Armed Forces. Shown in the upper border is the MIA/KIA monument in Tracy Park.
Thousands of men and women from southern Ohio either enlisted or were drafted into the
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Military • Railroads & Streetcars • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) 🚂, and the Ohio, Portsmouth, Floodwall Murals series lists.
Location. 38° 43.853′ N, 83° 0.36′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Ohio, in Scioto County. Memorial is on Front Street just west of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 327 Front St, Portsmouth OH 45662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Struggle To Be Free (within shouting distance of this marker); Progress in Education / Shawnee State Expansion / Vern Riffe (within shouting distance of this marker); Chillicothe Street, 1940's / Steel Industry, 1870-1980 / Clarence Holbrook Carter / Carl Ackerman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Portsmouth Motorcycle Club / Good Times Remembered / Sunset at the Point / Sister Cities (about 300 feet away); Twilight / Dedication Panel / Muralist Robert Dafford (about 300 feet away); Roy Rogers / 1937 Flood / Branch Rickey / Kentucky FriendsMillbrook Park / The Shoe Industry, 1869-1977 / Early 1900's Streetcar / Government Square, 1919 (about 700 feet away); Julia Marlowe / Portsmouth Shoe-Steels / The Portsmouth Spartans / The Greyhound Bus Station, 1941 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 4, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.