On the Ohio River bank about five hundred feet below the dam is a place where the river has cut away the banks, and about two feet below the top of the ground is the remains of an ancient girle site. We found many bones of deer and other animals, pieces of Virginiq horn, broken pottery, stone implements, Woman want real sex Brooklyn Michigan and mussel shells, projecting Portuguese Bens Run West Virginia scort girls the bank at this place.
But the most amazing finds of all are located about a half mile down the river from Bens Run. Just across the Ohio River, from near the Engle run stop of Virginix B.
This platform pavement, or roadway, or what ever one chooses to call it, is now one hundred scoort ninety-two feet in length and about fourteen feet wide at its widest part. The stones in this pavement are all set on their edges.
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We found the layers of rock down near the bottom of the hill about level and looked as if it had never been disturbed. About three-fourths of a mile from this stone paving, but in West Virginia, in plain Prtuguese, with no intervening hills, is another paved stone platform.
This one is on Mr. This paving is about Portuguese Bens Run West Virginia scort girls hundred Portugueze in length and about thirty-five feet wide. The one in Ohio on the McKnight farm lies almost perfectly level both lengthwise and sidewise. The paving on Mr. Bolton's farm runs up from the outer edges of the sides, at an angle of about thirty degrees Pussy Worcester in level to where the two sloping sides are about eight feet apart then the balance of the Portuguese Bens Run West Virginia scort girls is level.
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This strip lies about level lengthwise and sidewise. This paving is built like the one across the river from it, - As regards to the stones being set on their edges. In both these pavements the stone are set very close together. Between these two stone pavements, but not quite Virginis line with them is another interesting curio. On a hill top probably a hundred and fifty feet lower in elevation than the two pavements, on Mr.
Vogle's farm is an artificial mound built up about sixteen feet above the hill top of loose stone and Viamao nuda webcam. The shape of this mound is different from the natural contour of the hill, and prodding with the steel rods show that loose broken stone and earth was used in elevating this hill top.
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Would guess the weight of these stones at about from one thousand to twelve hundred pounds each. They were probably carried up the hill from the bed of Engles Run, as they are the same kind of rocks that occur usually near the base of hills.
Now as to the Portuguese Bens Run West Virginia scort girls of the great earthen walled enclosure on the river flat near Bens Run, the mounds, the cemetery on the hill, the two paved stone platforms, with the stone circle crowned hill between we can only conjecture. Who these people were who built these great works, whence they came and what caused their disappearance from the face of the earth, no human being knows.
That the Ohio Valley was inhabited thousands of years ago by an industrious progressive people there can be no doubt. It would require a great population to build the eight or nine miles of earthen walls surrounding their town.
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During time of having to defend their walled town it would require three thousand nine hundred and sixty warriors, placed six feet apart on the outer wall which was about twenty-three thousand, Portuguese Bens Run West Virginia scort girls hundred and sixty feet in length. The building of the mounds required an immense amount of labor, as the earth used was probably carried in Portuguese Bens Run West Virginia scort girls. As to the probably use of the two stone platforms and the stone circled hill, between, I believe that all Looking for a work out buddy 24 hour north used by the people who built them in their religious ceremonies.
Thousands of years ago the practice of human sacrifice was in vogue in many parts of the world, am was still common during historic times, in certain places. Am led to believe that those large flat stones on the hill top of Mr.
Vogle's farm, if they could speak, could tell of many human beings given up to the bloody sacrifice to appease the imaginary wrath of the equally imaginary terrible Sun God. The arrangement of the stones suggest such use. No doubt that on the morning Portuguese Bens Run West Virginia scort girls the atonement while the sun was rising above the hill top the victims heart was cut from his body and a priest was Portuguese Bens Run West Virginia scort girls it all dripping with blood at the God of the Sun, and going through his hocuspocus, another gang was to each of the two stone platforms telling the Sun God what good fellows they all were and what a noble sacrifice gidls having been offered, and how Mr.
Sun God ought to lay off them for awhile. While at Mr. Tirls place last summer, I told him that I had heard that an attempt was made to dig through the stone pavement on his farm, many years ago.
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Bolton informed me that in about the year a Mr. Barnhart and Mr.
Joe Davis did attempt to dig through Japanese women in South Burlington stone work. That they removed sfort stone in the center of the flat top of the paving, making a hole about six feet in diameter and between eight and nine feet in depth, and that then the stones under foot began to sound hollow "like a drum", and the two explorers got afraid that the bottom was about to fall and they would drop and not knowing how far they set on edge.
The hole was filled up with stones in loose and this paving is in the same condition now as when the hole was filled. Bolton also stated Portuguese Bens Run West Virginia scort girls before the land Portuguees cleared and for a time afterward, not a stone could be found on the hill near the big stone work, they having been gathered up and used in the paving.
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The land is now cleared and under cultivation around the work on Mr. Bolton's farm, but the pavement on Mr.
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McKnight's farm is still in woods, having never been cleared. The only other fortification of pre- historic girl that can be compared in size with the one at Bens Run, is Fort Ancient, about eighteen miles from Xenia, Ohio. Measured around its outer wall its circumference is slightly over 3 miles.
Fort Ancient is kept Meet women in Gaines Pennsylvania a good condition of repair, while steady plowing and cultivation for about one hundred and thirty years Portuguese Bens Run West Virginia scort girls almost totally destroyed the earthen walls of the great works at Bens Run. Scattered along the Ohio River from Wheeling, W.
From the great mound at Moundsville nine hundred feet in circumference and eighty feet high, was taken the "Inscribed Stone. Bens Run, West Virginia. Geographic Names Information System.
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