Serpent Mound, OH – A Bite of History

November 17, 2008 at 10:11 am 1 comment

The Great Serpent Mound is a 1,330-foot-long, three-foot-high prehistoric effigy mound located on a plateau of the Serpent Mound crater along Ohio Brush Creek in Adams County, Ohio.  It is the largest effigy mound in the world and considered a sacred place by some people of the Native American culture and a “place of power”  by many people from all over the world. On 5/31/08 in honor of a recent 80th birthday, the family of SamIAm consumed cheeseburgers on this summit.  There were four generations of the family present but only three generations consumed cheeseburgers owing to the fourth generation having yet to cut teeth and the “nanoburger” not yet being introduced. 
Ron, “Professor McCheese”
Kinsey, “Whopper Mom”
Jack, “Whopper Junior” (no cheeseburger)
Hamburglar (aka, Green Eggs with Sam)
Melva, “Momster”
Herman, “Muenster”
Brianne, “Double Whopper” (baby born only a few weeks after this summit)
Kweenasheba (no cheeseburger)
Generations present, 4
Generations consuming cheeseburgers, 3
Octogenarians: 2 (80 and 83)

Serpent Mound Money Shot

The area is managed by the Ohio Historical Society.  A fee is charged for entry/parking.  There is a picnic shelter with a minimalist grill and several tables.  There is a small museum with some artifacts and displays of the history of the area and the Mound Builders culture.  The area is a small, flat to rolling plateau just above the Ohio Brush Creek.  It is clear that the mound itself is not the high point of this area and there is signage to prohibit actually climbing on the mound.  Our cheeseburger consumption ocurred in the picnic shelter which, probably not coincidentally, appears as if it is the actual high point.


Entry filed under: Ohio Summits.

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