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Old names along a meandering drive

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“Next morning we caromed across Lyon Township, named for the first Union general killed in the Civil War, at Wilson’s Creek. We passed Neeper, and the hill where the old Cracker-Neck School stood, and the site of an old place called A Bit Nation, so-called because the soil was so poor the government sold the land for a bit: 12.5 …

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