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 The name of the area has often called for comment. The extraordinarily large bones of mammoths and mastodons found in the swamps around the salt lick frequented by animals, who need salt in their diets, was the most notable feature to be found in the entire geographical region. Even the first maps noted it as "the place the big bones are found."​ The name of the area has often called for comment. The extraordinarily large bones of mammoths and mastodons found in the swamps around the salt lick frequented by animals, who need salt in their diets, was the most notable feature to be found in the entire geographical region. Even the first maps noted it as "the place the big bones are found."​
  
-{{http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​5_113.jpg?​350 ​  ​}}There have been excavations of several of the prehistoric sites in the area, as well as some excavations at historic sites. Several of the farms in the area were tended by [[slavery|slaves]] before the [[Civil War]]. Probably the most famous visitor at that time was General John Hunt Morgan, who passed by the Lick on a cold snow day, with Captain Hines. They were escaping from prison after being captured in Union territory. ​+{{http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​5_113.jpg?​350 ​  ​}}There have been excavations of several of the prehistoric sites in the area, as well as some excavations at historic sites. Several of the farms in the area were tended by [[slavery|slaves]] before the [[Civil War]]. Probably the most famous visitor at that time was General John Hunt Morgan, who passed by the Lick on a cold snowy day, with Captain Hines. They were escaping from prison after being captured in Union territory. ​
  
 The hamlet of Big Bone gained some status in the early 1900s, and a "​traction road," or railway, was proposed several times, but never materialized. The park itself became a reality due primarily to the efforts of [[John Uri Lloyd]] ([[1849]] - 1936), a notable researcher and writer from the county who founded the "Big Bone Lick Historical Association." ​ The hamlet of Big Bone gained some status in the early 1900s, and a "​traction road," or railway, was proposed several times, but never materialized. The park itself became a reality due primarily to the efforts of [[John Uri Lloyd]] ([[1849]] - 1936), a notable researcher and writer from the county who founded the "Big Bone Lick Historical Association." ​
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