It appears that these cows aren’t allowed to use the windmills as back-scratching posts and shade trees.
This is looking northeast from Parish’s Grove. Or maybe the area in this scene was considered part of Parish’s Grove back in the day.
This view is a little further north of the other one. It’s a place where the hill gives way to the plain.
The Wikipedia article about the place tells us about the person from whom it got its name: “Parish Grove was home to a group of local Pottawatomie Indians led by Chief Parish (real name Pierre Moran), the son of French trader Constant Moran and a Kickapoo woman. Parish died on or around 1826 and is buried in the grove, though the grave is unmarked.”
For a while I thought it was an amazing coincidence, that a Pierre Moran here was called Peerish, just like a Pierre Moran associated with Elkhart, Indiana was called Peerish.
And the Royce maps show a Pierishe’s Village on the Eel River. One of these days I want to see if I can make a bike ride out of that one. I enjoyed last year’s ride further upstream along the Eel River. This would be an excuse for another, further downstream.
I’m pretty sure now that these are all the same person — and the same as the Perish Moran who was involved in the siege of Fort Wayne during the War of 1812.
Here’s a googlemap showing four red markers for four places that are associated with Pierre Moran. And now I’m somewhat dismayed to see that I already visited the site of Pierishe’s village last year. I had forgotten already.