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Indian Mound - 1876


Posted By: CHERYL MOONEN (email)
Date: 12/13/2018 at 23:47:42

Dubuque Daily Times, Saturday, Jan 22, 1876, Dubuque, IA, Page: 3

Near Washta, Cherokee County, a singular and very large Indian Mound has been discovered, near the summit of a steep bluff, and shaped like a horseshoe, with the toe toward the river. The mound is about six feet in height. Appearance indicate that it was constructed as a defensive earthwork. Only a slight excavation, says the Cherokee Leader, has been made, but this has already brought to light a stone ax of curious design, and a few bones, one of which is pronounced by our Professor to be a parietal bone of a human skull which must have been of a very large size.


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