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Serpent Mound Marker

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Title, side A
Pilgrim's Rest
Text, side A
Returning to Ohio from Detroit following the massacre of Christian Indians at Gnadenhutten in 1782, Moravian missionaries David Zeisberger and John Heckewelder settled their Indian congregation at this site because it was still too dangerous to return to the Tuscarawas valley. The village was named Pilgerruh, or "Pilgrim's Rest." Hostile Indians forced this mission to move to present Erie County.
Another marker is located on the Erie and Ohio Canal Towpath Trail, S of Tinkers Creek Road