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  1. #1

    Jan 2007
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    Indian Gold

    Just picked up on a old story....can't believe I hadn't heard it before. Supposedly my wifes g-grandma spent many years looking for an old indian "fort" high on a hilltop. There is an earthen mound in a circular configuration, gold is said to be buried in the center. The trail to the fort is supposed to be marked by trees that were bent down and up in a possible "L" shape. I have seen a tree or two in this shape but thought nothing of it.

    Any good sources to reference for possible locations of settlements?

    Thanks,
    Adam

  2. #2
    pickaway

    Re: Indian Gold

    Sounds interesting, but a untouched mound in Ohio would be rare,they were friggin mined in the late 1800s early 1900's and when news got out about what was found in them alot of them were dug,its against the law i beleive now to dig a mound, go figure, but you never know good luck...

  3. #3

    Jan 2007
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    Re: Indian Gold

    This is one of the few spots in my area that hasn't been strip mined or timbered since the 1800's. If it is there, she never found it, or knew of anyone to find it. Who knows...just thought I'd put it out there...might be a crazy ol' lady tellin tales.....

    Adam

  4. #4

    Jan 2008
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    Re: Indian Gold

    Where is this mound located?

  5. #5

    Jun 2007
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    Re: Indian Gold

    Yo! There are "Indian" Mounds in Virginia (seen 'em), and heard of such Mounds in West Virginia, & Ohio, especially along Ohio River; may be others, tho. I would "google" INDIAN MOUNDS/MOUND-BUILDERS.

  6. #6

    Oct 2006
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    Re: Indian Gold

    Yo Rebel! Got mounds in Ky. too, theres a couple near me. They all seem to have a story to go with them! Story on one of them is an Indian princess is buried is buried in it! Probably just a tale!

  7. #7
    us
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    Oct 2007
    Dayton, Oh
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    L Trees

    I have seen L shaped trees in John Bryant State park near Yellow Springs ohio. Hope this helps.

    SKD
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  8. #8
    ie
    Jan 2007
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    Re: Indian Gold

    There is an indian fort high on a hill top in Rocky River Reservation (part of the Cleveland Metroparks). Definitely fits the bill. But, you can't even ghost hunt there let alone metal detect.

  9. #9
    us
    Mar 2010
    Denver, Colorado
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    Re: Indian Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by starsplitter
    There is an indian fort high on a hill top in Rocky River Reservation (part of the Cleveland Metroparks). Definitely fits the bill. But, you can't even ghost hunt there let alone metal detect.
    Where is that one at? I'm not familiar with it.

  10. #10
    ie
    Jan 2007
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    Re: Indian Gold

    I don't think it would be classified as a mound. I've never made it up. It's described as a "fort" used by the natives. Rocky River Reservation is part of the Cleveland Metroparks. If you google map "Rocky River, Ohio" you should be able to find it. If you can find a map of the park itself, the site may be on it.

  11. #11
    us
    Jul 2012
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    There are indian mounds all over ohio. and the story about the indian princess is true. The mound that contains the remains of the hopewell indian princess is in Towners woods park in Kent, Ohio. It was dug in the early 1900s and 13-14 bodies were found plus a tomb containing the princess. I live 5 miles from here and have been on the mound. There are small indian mounds all over here in northeast ohio.

  12. #12

    Jul 2012
    Cambridge, MA
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    I may be digging this old tread out of the cob webs, but here goes. I grew up very close to an area that was well known to have been the site of a Wyandot Indian fort. It is now, as it was when I was a kid, a farm field. Look at coordinates 40.11357, -83.10860
    You can see bare stone spots in a large quarter-circle SW of the above coordinates. The fort was one of a chain of supposedly guard settlements along the Scioto River. I have no information on any archeological findings from this fort. Also there were two house foundations in the tree row along the east side of Riverside Drive just south of Bright Road. The houses were gone by the time I was stomping around the area in the early fifties. I think anyone wanting to metal detect in this area could contact the farm owner and get permission. No, I don't know the present farm owner. Used to know the owner back many years ago.

    Merlin

  13. #13

    Jul 2012
    Holmes County Ohio
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    I've been fascinated with prehistoric man in Ohio most of my life. There is some interesting reading in the old Archeological and historical society publications published over 100 years ago. Most libraries have complete sets.

    The Original excavations are described in detail, but I never read any confirmation of gold being discovered. Some silver, copper, but no gold. There were lot's of stories of gold but as far as I know they were just stories.
    Two rules in life: Don't sweat the small stuff.

    It's all small stuff.

 

 

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