Monday, May 13, 2013

Through Ohio's Swamp To Michigan In The 1840's

Stark has the best water, but Wayne has the best land.

It is all Black Swamp from Lima thro to the state of Indiana.  It covers thousands of acres and its one good feature is its abundance of game.  We waded three days thro mud; a quarter of the time to the knees;... .  Along the way are deep mud holes and the farmers keep extra cattle ready to pull the movers out.

Jim's Photo Of An Ohio Swamp

Narrative taken from one man's story told in Michigan History, Volume 5.

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