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The Last Buffalo Killed in Ohio.
In 1843, an old hunter of Jackson county, Mr. George Willis, told us that he saw the last Buffalo killed within the limits of this State. He was shot by a hunter named Keenes, near the head waters of Symmes creek, in the year 1802. It is therefore less than fifty years since the wild ox was finally exterminated in Ohio. The paths made by Buffalo travelling to and from the salt licks in Jackson county, are still visible, and look like old and deeply worn wagon roads, extending over hills and across valleys and streams, many miles together. By the side of these ancient paths are large cavities, called "Buffalo wallows " where he amused himself by pawing the ground, rolling in the dust, and bellowing to his heart's content.---Agriculturist. [Source: Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 6, 1851- Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]




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