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Owen Historical Society News: Treasured powder horn returns to Owen

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By Bonnie Strassell

Engravings snaking their way around the aged powder horn reflected the soft lights of the room; and their story embraced over 200 years of American history.
The horn belonged to Jacob Hesler of Heslerville, the first county seat in Owen County.
Traveling to the territory of Texas with Jacob’s descendants, it was eventually  purchased by broker of fine Americana, Kentuckian Mel Hankla.


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