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Speaker Series- The Great Hopewell Road: Ohio’s Ancient Superhighway
December 6 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join the Licking Park District the first Thursday evening of every other month in 2018 for fun and informative talks on a variety of natural and historical topics.
In December, Dr. Brad Lepper from the Ohio History Connection will be our speaker. The Great Hopewell Road was a set of parallel earthen walls built by the Hopewell people who lived in Ohio circa A.D. 1- 400. They began at the monumental Newark Earthworks and ran southwest in a remarkably straight line. The road’s ultimate destination is a mystery, but it may have been a route of pilgrimage connecting the two grandest centers of the Hopewell world: the Newark Earthworks and the many Hopewell mounds and enclosures near Chillicothe-more than sixty miles away.
Funding for this program was made possible by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.