GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Land fraud seems a shaky foundation upon which to build a new settlement.But the French settlers who arrived in 1790 in what now is Ohio’s Gallia County made a go of it, despite having in their possession worthless deeds bought from a swindler.Present-day visitors will still see evidence of pride in the region’s Gallic roots, first and foremost in the name of the county and of Gallipolis, the county seat. In Gallipolis, they’ll also see one of the loveliest small-town […]

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