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A GREAT part of this county is low and wet, and it is not generally so well adapted to sustain an aboriginal population as the adjoining counties of Jefferson and Onondaga. Few ancient monuments occur within its limits; and concerning these, little was ascertained in the course of these investigations. The following facts were chiefly derived from J. V. H . Clark, Esq., of Manlius, Onondaga county, whose attention was especially called thereto in the preparation of his forthcoming History of the Onondaga and Oswego Country. Two enclosures, circular in form, existed in Granby township, in the southern part of the county. One of these occurred on State's Hundred, lot 24. Each contained about two acres, and both had gateways opening to the east. Another formerly existed near Phillipsville, of which no traces now remain; and still another is said to occur in Granby township, near "Little Utica," in a bend of Ox Creek. Near the town of Fulton, on the west side of Oswego River, is a mound of small size, which seems to be made up of human bones promiscuously heaped together. They are much decayed. Intermixed with them were found a number of flint arrow-heads. It is probable that none of these remains possessed features differing essentially from those of other parts of the State.

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