Jan 102013
 
Medicine Wheel

Stonehenge, in England, has long been a source of fascination for most of us.  It is credited as being an archaeoastronomical site – an ancient site for astronomical observations.  I recently posted articles on “Medicine Wheels” that have a similar purpose.  This week, I want to write about circles built by the Hopewell culture that also suggest astronomical purposes.  Nicknamed “Woodhenge” because of their similarity to Stonehenge and Woodhenge in England, these sites are east of the Mississippi River and were built by the Hopewell Indians living from around 200 A.D. to around 1,500 A. D.

Jan 032013
 

Google Map of Mound Builders Country Club
Newark Earthworks (circle and octogon)
I love to play golf!  It seems like I’ve been playing golf my whole life, but I was probably eight or nine when I actually started.  Now that I’m over sixty, I still enjoy the game especially playing exceptionally beautiful or unusual courses.  Well, I’ve run across a golf course that certainly fits that description!  Yet, I have mixed feelings about playing the course. 
 
Map of Newark Earthworks 1848
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