Bob Shank of Shank’s Tavern in Marietta was our guest on this episode. He spoke with us about the long history of Shank’s going back to its origins in 1814, then known as “The Compass and Square”. The Shank family purchased the tavern in the 1930’s and Bob is the third generation of his family to own and operate it.

Bob told us a few captivating ghost stories from his childhood, as well as an interesting tale about a buried treasure that disappointingly has never been found. He also spoke to us about the live music nights the bar hosts, including folk and blues open mics. It’s an old time neighborhood bar that features high-end tequilas and friendly staff.

Shank’s Tavern is located at the corner of Front and Water St. in Marietta. You can reach them by phone at 717-426-1205

Support for this episode provided by Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.

Theme music: Invisible Walls by Revolution Void
Break music: An Other Side by Xenyka


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