Cahokia 3

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Cahokia 3 - TBS WHOLE BntrCTT.T!' seem to be made of the...
TBS WHOLE BntrCTT.T!' seem to be made of the black soil that cover tb surrounding plain. On the second terrace, a shown in the engraving, there is to be seen the curbing over weu. atig oy in wnite settler who lived in the bouse above. The well i walled, and the water can be seen in the depths below. It is said to be eighty feet in depth. Only the black humid soil was seen during the excavating through the mound, and nothing of importance was discovered that might throw any light a to th builders of th structure. Every indication would seem to show that the enormous structur wa built of the peculiar soil of ths surrounding plain. Immediately surrounding this mighty pyramid are seventy-two others, not so large, but soma of great size. Ona ia circular, th apex of tne cone being nrty leet above tne level, a few are oblong, but most of them are square, and several of thnse platforms twenty-five to thirty- nve leet nign, are so targe as to Da utilized for building sites, and contain in soma in stances, not only the farmer's residence but tha barns and out-buildings, and kitchen garden on the top of tha same mound. Excepting soms pretty little lakes, or ponds, which seem to be witnout oouDL. amnciai. mere is little evidence to show where the snormons amount of earth wa obtained to erect these tinctures. AXX ABOUT THKSK MOUNDS ths ground is very rich and in times past ha been not only the abode or a numerous people, but their cemetery as well, and Professor Mo-Adams ha seen the market gardener at work in his fields, at the foot of the great pyramid, liter ally plow through human bone. In the field everywhere axe to be seen fYur- menta of pottery and pieces of flint and stone implements or many Kinds. There is indisputable evidence of Ions: occupation.

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 02 Jan 1888, Mon,
  3. Page 6

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