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Near Kossuth in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bloody Bridge

 
 
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By Michael Baker, November 18, 2014
1. Bloody Bridge Marker
Inscription. During the canal years of the 1850's a rivalry grew between Bill Jones and Jack Billings for the love of Minnie Warren. This became hatred by Bill because Minnie chose Jack. On a fall night in 1854, returning from a party, Minnie and Jack were surprised on the bridge by Bill, armed with an axe. With one swing, Bill severed Jack's head. Seeing this, Minnie screamed and fell into a watery grave. Bill disappeared, and when a skeleton was found years later in a nearby well, people asked was it suicide or justice.
 
Erected 1976 by Auglaize County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Miami & Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 40° 37.081′ N, 84° 21.162′ W. Marker is near Kossuth, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 66 and County Route 182, on the left when traveling south on State Route 66. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spencerville OH 45887, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Broadwell Mill (approx. 2.5 miles away); Miami & Erie Canal Deep Cut / Miami & Erie Canal (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Mystery Stone
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By Michael Baker, November 18, 2014
2. Bloody Bridge Marker
(approx. 4.9 miles away); White Feather's Town (approx. 4.9 miles away); Plank Road (approx. 5.2 miles away); Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 5.5 miles away); The "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 5.5 miles away); Saint Marys River (approx. 5.5 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Bloody Bridge
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
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By Michael Baker, November 18, 2014
3. Bloody Bridge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2015, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2015, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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