While leveling off the ground thrown up by the dredge recently, William Schinemann of Cohoctah, found the tooth of a mastedon no doubt. It measures 12 inches in length, weighs 10 pounds and was in almost a perfect state of preservation.
I have posted this particular article published in The Fowlerville Review by G.L. Adams, even though it is not directly related to Fowlerville, mostly because of Mike Grimm's wonderful book, Mastodons to Manufacturers: A History of Fowlerville, Michigan. In it, he traces back much of the early history of this area, giving us a very good historical perspective of how so much of this land was used by others long before Ralph Fowler arrived.