A look back in time: Wayne Purcell

Wayne Purcell, Chillicothe, right, was renowned for his ability to find and collect Indian artifacts and kill rattlesnakes, hence the depictions on his tombstone of a rattlesnake and an Indian artifact.

This is from an article in the January 1979 “Today’s Farmer” a publication of MFA.

The fellow on the left is his snake hunting buddy, Mark Eckart. They allegedly killed over 1,000 rattlesnakes and in 1977, they bagged 116 rattlesnakes and copperheads.