THE DEVIL'S LAKE.
A public meeting was held by the citizens of Logansport (Indiana) on the 11th of August for the purpose of examining the "Devil's Lake," about 26 miles from that place. "The well-known tradition," says the Logansport Telegraph, "respecting the monster in the 'Devil's Lake,' and the many confirmatory statements of credible citizens, have placed the existence of a monstrous creature in the waters of the lake almost beyond a doubt. The length of the nondescript has been variously estimated at from 40 to 70 feet." - a snake story, truly. - Baltimore paper.
From The Times of 1838, in The Times, October 1st 1938.