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Powder Horn, 1777 3D Model
This powder horn and was used by Samuel Phelps in The Revolutionary War and later came from New York across the plains to Oregon about 1850. Samuel Phelps was born on December 10, 1756. One of his sons by the name of, Lucius W. Phelps (L.W. Phelps) was awarded a donation land claim in Linn County, Oregon on December 23, 1852, therefore that is probably how the powder horn arrived in Oregon. Today it belongs to the Benton County Historical Society & Museum in Philomath, Oregon (accession number H12455) Scanned by Alex Nyers of Northwest Archaeometrics. It is a re-curved horn, elaborately decorated with etched designs, wood plug insert. The inscription reads: “1777 Samuel Phelps HIS Powder Horn 1777 Let’s arm ourselves with Fortitude of Mind: MADE IN 1777 Nor Flee BeFore those murderers of mankind:”