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Mercer County, Indian Giant

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A skeleton of an Indian Giant  has been unearthed near Celina, Ohio.

James Watson Riley established Celina in 1834. The settlement was named after Salina, New York. The county was created in 1820 and later organized in 1824. It is named for Hugh Mercer, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.

The Evening Bulletin. (Mayville, Ky.), 10 July 1893. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. ‘A Skeleton of an Indian Giant”.


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