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Blue Jacket carving donated to historical society

Local woodcarver Bob Holderman has read of Shawnee war chief Blue Jacket, but he has never seen a picture.

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FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Local wood carver Bob Holderman, right, discusses a carving he made of Blue Jacket with Logan County Historical Society Director Todd McCormick and Carmen Scott, president of the Bellefontaine High School Class of 1958. Mr. Holderman made the piece and donated it through his alumni class to the historical society on Thursday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

That didn’t stop him from bringing to life the spirit of the Indian warrior who called the current site of Bellefontaine his home.

“I saw the historical marker, but I had no idea what he looked like. I wanted to do something so this is what I came up with,” Mr. Holderman said as he presented the carving to Todd McCormick of the Logan County Historical Society on Thursday.

The woodcarver, who teaches courses at the Logan County Friendly Senior Center, said it took him about a month to create the carving.

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