Thursday, December 31, 2009

Silver lining behind the "Oxford Mound"

Norman Muller writes:

I just heard from Harry Holstein, who was interviewed several times in the Anniston Star newspaper concerning the Oxford, AL, stone mound. He says the mound itself was all but destroyed, but most of the earthen hill it sat on survives. Trees that were growing out of the stone mound were toppled, and they pushed the stones in the mound apart and some fell down the hill. The area is now fenced off and no one can get to the top of the hill.
But some good came from all of this. The city of Anniston called Holstein to have him survey an Indian mound near their airport, and apparently a bill will be introduced to the Montgomery (AL) State Legislature to protect prehistoric sites by State law.

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