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A group of students from Hocking College and their teacher, archeologist Annette Ericksen, spent some time this summer at the old English trading post in west-central Ohio near present-day Piqua.

The students found a blacksmith’s¬†hammer at the English post that was built in territory claimed by the French. A a subsequent attack on Pickawillany¬†in 1752 would be the unofficial beginning of the French and Indian War (1754-63) to resolve a territorical dispute.

Nature American artifacts along with trading tools are on display at the Ohio Historical Center on 17th Avenue near the Fairgrounds. (source)