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Animal Mounds, 1875


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 5/15/2016 at 18:36:34

Dubuque Herald – May 29, 1875

The McGregor Times on the 27th says that on Tuesday Hon. Samuel Murdock, B. W. Burlingame, Dr. H. H. Clark and Charles Quigley explored the region of country in the neighborhood of Thomas Wood’s farm and the Pictured Rock. On the ridge east of Wood’s farm, a long mound about 220 feet in length, two round mounds just beyond and one animal mound pretty well towards Troutfetter’s fields were found. They opened one and found the cremated clay, packed very hard, with the appearance that it had been packed in. No bones were found. The next spot explored was on the ridge, commencing at the northwest corner of Troutfetter’s field. Four animal shaped mounds were discovered on the ridge, one of which was opened and the same cremated clay, of light ash color, was found.


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