Remarkable Ohio

Serpent Mound Marker
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67-31 Marker and Old Colerain Road, looking east

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Side A: Colerain Turnpike Watering Trough. This spring fed watering trough was erected by Giles Richards (1792-1876) in 1867 and has provided water to travelers and livestock ever since. Richards owned and operated a number of enterprises in Colerain Township starting in the early 1800s. Upon the marble slab just above the iron trough is engraved: Stranger and traveler Drink freely and bestow A kindly thought on him Who bade this fountain flow Yet hath no other claim Than as the minister Of blessings in God's name Drink and in peace go Side B: Same. Same