Remarkable Ohio

Serpent Mound Marker

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  • 1-17 Village of Chatfield 1-17 Village of Chatfield
Title, side A
Village of Chatfield
Text, side A
For centuries this area was used by Indian tribes as a hunting ground. Vast swamp forests of elm, ash, beech, pin oak, and maple lay on all sides. To the east, a large cranberry bog was covered by water most of the year. Indian hunting camps on the headwaters of Sycamore Creek were the scene of plentiful harvests both of game and cranberries. These wetlands produced abundant game after most sections of the country were settled and farmed. Today, extensive drainage has changed the area into productive farmland.
Location
Near Bucyrus
Coordinates
Latitude: 40.952220, Longitude: -82.942950.
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