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Media Article # 421
Article prepared and posted by Stan Courtney

Friday, December 4, 1891

The Wild Man Hunt

Decatur Daily Republican

A systematic hunt for the wild man who roams about in London and Carson townships Fayette county is to take place Dec.5. A circle of searchers about four miles in circumference is to be thrown around the supposed haunts of the queer being in the Okaw bottoms, hunting toward the center. Some time ago an insane negro was found in these bottoms, and for a time it was thought he was the person who had been taking the poultry and pigs in the neighborhood; but it was found that it was a mistake and the wild man was still at large.

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