Sittin’ on the dock of Nimisala Regional Park, OHIO. That evening it poured – an unbelievable amount of rain.
Moundsville in West Virginia was closed but our first introduction to the Mound Builders.
Newark Earthworks is a large park like area by Mound Builders. Museum closed but we walked the grounds.
The Major Lunar Standstill is situated between the mounds every 18.6 years.
Great Seal State Park in Ohio is located in the hills that are on the state seal. We camped here for a night. The Governor chose this park for a COVID memorial – very moving.
Hopewell Culture NHP – so many mounds with interpretive signs to explain what was found in the different mounds.
Artifacts found here at Hopewell Culture NHP
Fort Lincoln State Park in Indiana. We are here to see the cabin Abe Lincoln grew up in but it isn’t this one. Today we visited Ft Ancient Mounds and William Howard Taft NHS, and had the best Little Caesars Pizza ever — near Grantsville, Maryland just off I-68.
This is the actual preserved foundations of the cabin Abe grew up in, not far from the reproduction.
The much older brother of William Clark of Lewis and Clark fame, George Rodgers Clark NHM commemorates the highest ranking patriot of the American Revolutionary War
Mighty Mississippi River from the Illinois side looking over to Missouri. The British Fort of Kaskaskia was here, with Cohokia Ft not too far away (we visited Cohokia for the Mound builders). We also visited nearby Ste Genevieve NHP in Missouri, One of the oldest European settlements in the US with a strong French presence.
Cresting Colorado’s Wolf Creek Pass with some of the best fall color welcomes us home.
We enjoy some of the best sunsets while we recuperate from our 6,030 miles of driving the last 2 months.