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Near Monticello in Jefferson County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, November 14, 2018
1. Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park Marker
Inscription.  Cultures throughout history left their mark through art. Come and explore the art of architecture from an earlier time and culture here at Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park. Constructed between 1,800 and 1,100 years ago by the Weeden Island peoples, the almost 50-foot tall Great Mound is among the tallest earthen mounds in Florida.

The Art of Architecture
Art is created in many forms such as painting, sculpture, film or even architecture. Art can be beautiful, useful or both. Every structure in which we work and play — from the homes we live in and our places of worship to the tallest skyscrapers and the largest stadiums — represent our living culture.

The Weeden Island period was named for a unique pottery style first discovered in 1923 on Weedon Island in Pinellas County, Florida. When later sites, like this one, were discovered with this same pottery style, they were included in the Weeden Island culture. This pottery style demonstrates remarkable artisan qualities.

The mother of art is architecture. Without architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.”
—Frank
Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 14, 2018
2. Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park Marker
Lloyd Wright
 
Erected by Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicNative Americans.
 
Location. 30° 31.23′ N, 83° 59.476′ W. Marker is near Monticello, Florida, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Sunray Road 0.6 miles south of Mahan Drive (U.S. 90), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located along the interpretive trail at Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4500 Sunray Road South, Monticello FL 32344, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lay of the Land (within shouting distance of this marker); Lasting Impressions (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hunt for the Great Mound (about 400 feet away); Digging Deeper (about 700 feet away); Village of Miccosukee (approx. 5.9 miles away); Constant Attack (approx. 6.8 miles away); Ernest I. Thomas Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Perkins Opera House (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monticello.
 
Regarding Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park. National Register of Historic Places
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Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park
 
Also see . . .  Weeden Island culture (Wikipedia). Weeden Island cultures are defined by ceramics, which fall into two categories, sometimes called secular and sacred. Sacred ceramics are found primarily in mounds, while secular ceramics are found primarily in middens and house sites. Recent efforts have refined the Weeden Island culture concept so that the term "Weeden Island" includes several distinct regional manifestations which exhibited the same basic ceremonial complex. (Submitted on July 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2. submitted on July 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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