The following photos show the area of downtown Marietta during the late 1940s and the early 1950s. The first photo shows a parade on the east side of Marietta Square. The parade is taking place in 1949 on Clay Day. Clay Day celebrates the victory of General Lucius D. Clay, a WWII hero largely responsible for the Berlin Airlift. General Clay was born and raised in Marietta. The second photo shows the Cobb County courthouse in 1950.
Photographs of downtown Marietta, 1949 - 1950, Blair Family Papers, 1914 - 1950, SC/B/002, Box 3, Folder 4; Folder 23, Kennesaw State University Archives.
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