Octagon, view looking toward Observation Mound photograph   Save
Octagon, view looking toward Observation Mound photograph
Description: Photograph of view looking toward Observation Mound at Octagon Earthworks (formerly known as Octagon State Memorial). Octagon Earthworks are part of the Newark Earthworks complex of prehistoric Indian earthworks, originally one of the most extensive earthworks of its kind in the country. Enclosing 50 acres, the Octagon Earthworks are joined by parallel walls to a circular embankment enclosing 20 acres. Within the octagon, opposite the openings are small mounds. The Octagon Earthworks were built by the Hopewell Indians (100 BC-AD 500) and were probably used for ceremonial, social, and religious purposes. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: 3076_90_13_03
Subjects: Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.); Octagon State Memorial (Newark, Ohio); Mounds--Ohio
Places: Newark (Ohio); Licking County (Ohio)