Ohio History Journal

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578 Ohio

578       Ohio. Arch. and Hist. Society Publications.


stead it is now believed they are the remains of sacred places, half

temples, where the dead were prepared for burial, which was by crema-

tion. Inside this enclosure were divisions corresponding, in a way, to

the family burying lot and in these the ashes and the trinkets of the

dead were deposited. When these were full the enclosure was filled

up and the mound thus erected became a sort of monument, not to one

person, or one family, but to the dead of an entire community.

The atlas, for which all this work is being done, will be published

by the society, which is state supported.  When completed it will be

the final word on archaeology, particularly as that science relates to

Ohio. Whether the book shall be made encyclopedic as well as up to

the minute, is a point that has not been determined. Data for any

exhaustive treatment of the subject is at hand and is being prepared,

but whether it is to be incorporated in this book is for the future

to decide. It may be that only enough letter press will be employed

to properly explain and amplify the various plates.

So far the work has cost less than was anticipated. Acting under

the suggestion of Mr. Mills every possible expense has been eliminated.

When completed it will be the only one of its kind in the world.




A goodly percentage of the members of Old Northwest Chapter

D. A. R. and many friends were present August 18, 1909, at Ravenna,

Ohio, at the ceremonies attendant upon the unveiling of a monu-

ment to Capt. Samuel Brady, near the spot where he hid himself from

the Indians in the waters of the lake which now bears his name.

The marker had been set in place some days previous and after all

present had gathered near the exercises opened with the singing of

America. Mrs. W. H. Beebe, who had charge of the ceremonies, then

introduced Miss Eunice Strickland, who read a short history of Capt.

Brady and his achievements, prepared by herself for the occasion. Her

address complete concludes this article. At the close of her remarks

the monument was ceremoniously unveiled by Miss Treva Mae Allen,

daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Allen. R. S. Webb was then an-

nounced, who thanked the Daughters in behalf of Ravenna and Franklin

for the work they had done. He commended them for their efforts

to keep alive an interest in historical matters and told them that

posterity would owe a great debt to them for the existence of many

similar monuments and markers. He said he hoped the good work so

auspiciously begun would go on. Mrs. Garrard then spoke briefly of

the reasons why the marker had been placed where it is, and Mrs.

Beebe explained why the present name had been chosen for the chapter.

She said the marker would be placed in charge of John Williston, who

lives nearby, and Wallace Merrill, who owns the land where it is