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Fort Ancient south lookout platform photograph
Description: Photograph of a lookout platform at Fort Ancient, Project No. 7 - A. The platform, 16' x 30', with stone floor, wood safety rails and cardinal points laid in the floor. Overlooks a section of the Miami River south. Project started August 7, 1934 and completed January 7, 1935. Fort Ancient features 18,000 feet of earthen walls built 2,000 years ago by American Indians who used the shoulder blades of deer, split elk antler, clam shell hoes and digging sticks to dig the dirt. They then carried the soil in baskets holding 35 to 40 pounds. Portions of the walls were used in conjunction with the sun and moon to provide a calendar system for the peoples. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: 3076_89_23_apr35_12
Subjects: Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.); New Deal, 1933-1939; Fort Ancient State Memorial (Ohio); Scenic overlooks; Trails
Places: Fort Ancient (Ohio); Warren County (Ohio)