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Dunlap’s Station One-Place Study

Hamilton

Ohio

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Dunlap’s Station, Colerain Township

Dunlap’s Station, sometimes referred to as Fort Coleraine, was established in 1790.

Yet the settlers became victims of a most severe attack by Indians in 1791 who, besides killing and burning, also tortured a captive man to death by setting a fire on his abdomen (the story of his night-long screams became part of Ohio anti-Indian lore).

In a similarly savage vein, though, the army lieutenant in charge of defending the station boasted of a set of Indian scalps his men had taken. Today both the ancient Indian enclosure and the fort are long gone, though the cemetery remains..."





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