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Description: This photograph shows Potter Spring in Mingo Junction, Ohio. The Mingo Indian tribe (now referred to as the Seneca-Cayuga tribe) once had a settlement at the location of the present-day village, which is the source of its name. Originally known as Mingo Bottom, it was the starting point for the ill-fated Crawford expedition against hostile Indians in 1782, during the American Revolutionary War. A commemorative sign at Potter Spring reads: "George Washington. On his way to the Ohio County to select lands for Virginia soldiers, camped here October 22, 1770, also on November 17 on his return trip when the party quit canoes here and started overland to Fort Pitt." It is thought that Potter Spring, where the first president of the United States rested and drank the waters, is the only remaining place that Washington visited within the boundaries of what is now Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B08F06_039_001
Subjects: Springs--United States; Washington, George, 1732-1799--Travel--Ohio River Valley; Jefferson County (Ohio)--History
Places: Mingo Junction (Ohio); Jefferson County (Ohio)