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This club was founded in 1770 by several trappers who earned their living in the area, including Simon Girty. The idea was to have cabins that would be a safe haven and warm place to rest for Colonists who spent the season trapping in this part of the frontier. According to their records, as many as two dozen hunters used the building at any one time.

Although it originally started out as just a shared cabin space, it quickly evolved into a more formalized society. Human nature being what it is, hunters would brag about their kills around the fire – and exaggerate. After the several brawls over who could claim the title of the mightiest hunter, society members agreed to start logging their kills in writing – though why they thought this would prevent people from lying is beyond me. It didn’t. Sad, really.

By the way, yesterday I caught a velociraptor.

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