Remarkable Ohio

Serpent Mound Marker
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2-71 THE MARKER IS AT THE SIDE OF THE PRESENT COURT HOUSE COMPLEX

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Front Text: On this site, on January 4-7, 1808, the six Masonic lodges then existent in the state met and formed the Grand Lodge of Ohio. General Rufus Putnam of Marietta was elected the first Grand Master. Because of advanced age and failing health, he declined the honor and Governor Samuel Huntington was named in his stead. Back Text: Same