Keyes, Charles Reuben; Iowa Archaeologists; Indians of North America-Iowa-Antiquities; Iowa-Antiquities; Archeology-Iowa; Funeral Rites & Ceremonies; Mounds-Iowa
Dr. Keyes makes a case for preserving Indian mounds found in several eastern Iowa counties. He gives the location of each.
This article is from The proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, v.51,1944, p. 74
Keyes, Charles Reuben
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4. Linn county. Burge Mound Group, 19 conical mounds on isolated hill on north bank of the Cedar river, 3 miles SW of Mt. Vernon; rather small mounds, such as are frequently found along the interior streams of Iowa; 15' to 40' in diameter and 1' to 3' in height.
5. Louisa county. Two large, well preserved mounds of the Toolesboro group, on a high bluff overlooking the Mississippi flood plain, the remnants of a group of six, four of which proved to be of Hopewell-culture origin when excavated by the Davenport Academy of Science during the seventies of the last century: the two mounds remaining are 70' x 70' x6' and 80' x 80' x 8'.
6. Marion county. Red Rock Mound Group, 5 conical mounds, ca. 55' x 55' x 3' on a bluff above the Red Rock ledges of the Des Moines river, 8 miles norht of Knoxville. The site is of historic interest on account of an important treaty with the Sauk and Fox Indians in 1843 and the location of the quarry from which came the stone furnished by the State of Iowa for the Washington Monument. About twenty acres are needed to preserve the site fully.
7. Webster county. Brushy Creek Mound Group, 48 mounds, 9 conicals and 39 linears, on a bluff overlooking the Des Moines river, 6 miles E. of Lehigh; the conicals are of average size, the linears average about 100 feet in lingth, 14 feet wide and 1'-2' high.
8. Webster county. Eslick Mound Group, 14 mounds, 3 conicals, 40'-47' in diameter and 3' high; and ll linears averaging 137' long, 16/ wide, and 1 1/2' high; 3 miles SE of Lehigh.
9. Webster county. Lehigh Mound Group, 5 conical and short linear, or oval, mounds, lying on a high bluff overlooking the Des Moines river, just above the town of Lehigh; two of the mounds are about 50' x 50' in diameter and 5' high.
10. Webster county. Wickwire Mound Group, 19 mounds, 10 conical and 9 linear, on bluff top N. of the Des Moines river, 4 miles E. of Lehigh; the conical mounds average about 40' in diameter and 3 1/2' high; the linears average about 100' long, 16' wide, and 1' high.
Mt. Vernon, Iowa