A Snakes' Den-1876
Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 11/1/2017 at 17:24:30
Thursday, April 6, 1876, Dubuque Daily Times (Dubuque, Iowa) Page: 3
An old gentleman named White, of Hardin County, near Xenia, while excavating in a stone quarry, struck a cave, into which he went on an exploring exhibition; in five minutes he came out a great deal faster then he went in, for he found the cave to be a snakesí den. As soon as he could recover his self-possession and a club he returned to the cave and killed sixty. The other seven hundred crawled away into the crevices-rattle-snakes, bull-snakes, black-snakes, blue-racers, and scores of other kinds.
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