Serpent Mound— Ohio from Cultural Gems You Need to Visit Before They Get Famous

Cultural Gems You Need to Visit Before They Get Famous

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Serpent Mound— Ohio

This fascinating display of elevated earth has been a point of interest for archaeologists since the late nineteenth century. According to The Ohio History Connection, this effigy mound (a heightened piece of land constructed in the shape of an animal, symbol, religious or other type of figure) was created by Native Ohioans nearly 900 years ago and is considered a significant symbol of the state’s storied past. The mound’s name, which implies its depiction of a slithering snake, is only speculative, but its shape is most certainly serpent-like and many past visitors have described the area as a peaceful spot for a picnic.

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