A Graveyard for Three Races - 1891
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Date: 5/20/2017 at 10:20:24
The Clinton Age, Clinton, Iowa, January 16, 1891
A Graveyard for Three Races
The strange phenomenon of one spot having served as the burial place for three races in three distinct ages of the world’s history is met with on a bluff of the Iowa River, some forty miles from its mouth. This thrice sacred point is known as “Graveyard Point.” It is situated in the northeast corner of Washington County, Ia., and is the southern terminus of a line of bluffs extending for several miles along the west bank of the Iowa, summits of which are covered with curious forms earthworks, mounds, etc. relic of a race of which the Indians have no present knowledge. After serving for ages as a cemetery for the Mound Builders the Indians took possession of “Graveyard Point,” also using it as a burial place. Back in the forties, when men drove the Indians out, they too, began burying their dead on the bluff, the same land thus serving as “God’s Acres” for three different and distinct races in there stages of the world’s development. – St. Louis Republic.
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