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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

America's Stonehenge

Just a hop, skip, and a jump away is a place in the middle of the woods where ancient people created an accurate astronomical calendar approximately 4000 B.C. To this day it is used as to determine specific solar and lunar events of the year.

The site is made up of chambers and astrological markings along with a tablet where sacrifices were made! This was the family field trip this past weekend.
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The kids were too creeped out to crawl into this chamber. Who knows what's lurking inside.

This chamber looked much less threatening.

In one end.....

....and out the other.

In a 360 degree turn, rows of trees were cleared to observe various solar and lunar events. These two rows of trees allowed.....

....the Aug 1st sunset (clearing on left) and the Summer solstice (clearing on right) to be observed.

Last, but not least is the sacrificial tablet where who knows what was sacrificed (chipmunks, racoons, frogs, deer,'s all up to the imagination).


  • That was very cool Shannon. It is always great to go out and explore, and I am sure the kids had some interesting takes on things they found. =) Hope you guys had a lot of fun.

    By Blogger Vivian, at 4/25/2007 9:38 AM  

  • very cool to live so close to landmarks and attratctions like this.
    Finally a pic of da man!
    We live close to the largest ukrainian easter egg in the world. and the country's first gay mayor.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/25/2007 9:39 AM  

  • That looks like so much fun! I love doing stuff like that.

    Great pictures :)

    By Blogger Jenn, at 4/25/2007 10:07 AM  

  • Very cool :)

    By Blogger Jamie, at 4/25/2007 1:50 PM  

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