Bill Moose LbNA # 30886
|Placed Date||May 13 2007|
|Location||Upper Arlington, OH|
|Last Found||Aug 27 2011|
Bill Moose Crowfoot was the last of the Wyandot Indians who lived in Central Ohio. Born in 1837 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, his family moved to the Columbus area when most of his tribe was displaced to Kansas and later to Oklahoma. He wandered the area between the Olentangy and Scioto rivers and later lived in a small shack at the corner of Indianola and Morse Roads. Bill Moose died in 1937, and was laid to rest in full tribal costume. Thousands of people attended his funeral, as well as the procession to the grave site and elaborate ceremony at Wyandot Hill, located at Riverside Drive and Lane Road.
You can read more about Bill Moose at the following websites: www.worthingtonmemory.org and www.ohiohistory.org.
Now that you know the story of Bill Moose, you need to see his gravesite. There is a parking lot on the north side of Wyandot Park, off of Lane Road. Travel uphill on the path to the information board. At the large stone gravesite, pay your respects to Bill Moose.
Facing this tower of stones, take 35 paces north (the way the electricity flies!!). This will take you to a gnarled, knotted Hackberry tree, another Ohio native (it stands next to a man-made tree). "Bill Moose" is hidden there.
Thanks you for visiting Bill Moose and taking care to reconceal well our first letterbox! ENJOY!!! Please let us know of any problems you may find.