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Terrorism defiles history in Upper Sandusky

The gravel road seemed endless this past August, as I was driving to visit friends in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, a quiet, rural, almost backwoods section of Wyandot County, best known for a battle near the end of the Revolutionary War and the heroic death of Colonel William Crawford.

This bucolic lifestyle of today belies the violent history of Indian uprisings, British treachery and often cringing desperation of life in the Ohio frontier some 250 years ago..

To visually celebrate the era when we earned independence from England’s crazy George, a life=size marble statue of the local (and national) hero, Col. Crawford, was erected outside his namesake Crawford Courthouse.

Last week, exuding hate, terrorists broke off the head of the Crawford monument and stole it, removing even the possibility of repair.

This is not a rich community. Farmers and tradesmen struggle for a living. A drive to offer a reward for the missing head could only raise $1,300. Continue reading →

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