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Exploring Indian Mounds 1875


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 9/11/2016 at 16:23:33

Dubuque Herald – May 29, 1875

The McGregor Times of the 27th says that on Tuesday Hon. Samuel Murdock, H. W. Burlingame, Dr. H. H. Clark and Charles Quigley explored the regions of the country in the neighborhood of Thomas Wood’s farm and the Pictured Rocks.

On the ridge east of Wood’s farm, a long mound about 200 feet in length, two round mounds just beyond and one animal mound pretty well toward Troutfetter’s field were found.

They opened one and found the cremated clay, packed very hard, with every appearance that it had been packed in. No bones were found.

The next spot explored was on the ridge, commencing at the northeast corner of Troutfetter’s field. Four animal shape mounds were discovered on that ridge, one of which was opened and the same cremated clay, of light ash color, was found.


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