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    County’s 1st Settlement

    The first pioneer settlement, in what would become Washington County, formed around a squatter, who migrated here somewhere between 1800 and 1805.  He built a little cabin on poles, in Section 15 of Washington Township, on the forks of Blue River, where there was a salt lick and began a

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    Washington County – Land of the Indians Pt. 1

    With the European discovery of the Americas, the indigenous tribes of this land had their lives and legacies changed forever, to devastating and irreparable effect.  As colonization spread rapidly across the eastern seaboard, the decimated Indian tribes of the eastern states began a forced westward migration, in search of new

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