A History of the Early Settlement of Highland County, Ohio

A History of the Early Settlement of Highland County, Ohio

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...improvements, and the next spring moved out his family. During the first year that Samuel Evans and Hill built on the creek the Indians were the only neighbors they had. They were quite numerous and very sociable. The new settlers raised a great crop of watermelons on the rich bottoms the first summer, and when they ripened gave them freely to the Indian neighbors, who were delighted with them. They called them "pumpkins," never before having seen watermelons. They did not fence in their corn patch the first years, there being nothing to fence against, except the deer and turkeys. The surrounding woods was'covered with wild rye, and afforded abundant and excellent pasture for horses and cattle; so all these farmers had to do with their horses when they were not using them was to put bells on them and turn them loose in the woods to keep them fine and fat. The Indians continued for four or five years, by far the most frequent visitors of the Clear Creek inhabitants. At one time, some months after Samuel Evans moved his family out and whilst he was away from home, a company of upwards of thirty Indians went to his house and asked for something to eat. Mrs. Evans went to work and prepared the best in the house for them. She sat the table in the customary way, but the old chief when he saw it, made signs to her, intimating that it would not do them and that she must set it on the floor of the cabin. She was alone and therefore very much disposed to humor their whims. The plates, knives and forks, and provision were accordingly all moved onto the floor and the thirty odd Indians all took their seats around in a circle, flat down on the puncheons, and commenced, but they paid no kind of attention to the plates and knives and forks...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 187.96 x 246.38 x 17.78mm | 294.83g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236900944
  • 9781236900944