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Isaac Hill produced early map of area

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By Linda Hanabarger

Last week, I wrote about Paul Beck, who came to the Big Spring area of Carson Township in search of a good place to build a fort. This was around 1805.
Soon after Beck had determined  what was the best location for his fort, he met a prominent Indian chief, who bid him welcome and professed great friendship. The Indian invited Beck to come and make his home among them, which he did.
He built a double-log home near the gushing waters of the big spring that he would later be identified with.


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