Ed Dawson

Hohonegah might have suggested a cure for Ed Dawson’s foot ailment if she had been alive today. Maybe even jewelweed might have helped clear up that fungus. It’s good to get to know the local healers by their first names.

While we are on that subject, place names using the word “squaw” are being phased out and replaced across the continent, as well they should be. A road named Squaw Prairie in Belvidere needs to be changed as well. Call the road Hohonegah Prairie; why not?

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