Ohio History Journal

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THE collection of Ohio prehistoric relics, made at Phila-

delphia and at New Orleans, attracted much attention, and

demonstrated the richness of Ohio archaeological treasures.

By common consent Ohio was given the first place among

the states in this class of exhibits. And yet the collections

were far from satisfactory to archaeological students, and to

those who made the collections and superintended the exhib-

its. The small amount of money appropriated to the exhibits,

and the brief time which could be given to making the collec-

tions, made it necessary to depend upon the generosity of

the owners of large collections, leaving large parts of the

state unrepresented, and compelling the management to put

on exhibition duplicates from the same localities, and speci-

mens of which a definite history was wanting, making them

of little value to the archaeologists.

The coming Ohio Centennial affords the opportunity-one

which will probably not occur again-of making a full and

complete exhibit of Ohio archaeology, and the publication of

a report which will be a credit to the State and the collectors

of its prehistoric remains. This can only be accomplished

by the hearty co-operation of the owners of all collections in

the State. They can, with but little work for each, make

this part of the exhibition a grand success, and secure for

each of them a report upon Ohio archaeology, which could

not otherwise be made, and which will be of inestimable

v lue to every collector and to every student.

If the owners of all the collections in the State, great and

small, will forward promptly to Mr. A. A. Graham, of Colum-

bus, secretary of the Archaeological and Historical Society, a

catalogue of their specimens of which the history is known,

designating in what county found, whether found on the sur-

face, in graves, in mounds or in rock shelters; and will give

him a right, upon proper precaution for their safe keeping, to