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Peebles in Adams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Exploring Serpent Mound

Fredric Ward Putnam

 
 
Exploring Serpent Mound - Fredric Ward Putnam Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 18, 2018
1. Exploring Serpent Mound - Fredric Ward Putnam Marker
Inscription.  
"the most singular sensation of awe and admiration overwhelmed me … there seemed to come to me a picture as of a distant time, of a people with strange customs, and with it came the demand for an interpretation of this mystery. The unknown must become known."

Federic Ward Putnam
on his first visit to Serpent Mound

Much of what we know about Serpent Mound is due to the work of Frederic W. Putnam of Harvard University's Peabody Museum.

Putnam studied the site between 1887 and 1889. He excavated parts of Serpent Mound, three nearby burial mounds and a village site.

Putnam also helped to preserve Serpent Mound. He inspired his colleague at the Peabody Museum, Alice Fletcher, to raise money to purchase the site so that it could be preserved for future generations.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 39° 1.463′ N, 83° 25.754′ W. Marker is in Peebles, Ohio, in Adams County. Marker is on Ohio Route 73 one mile west of Horner

Exploring Serpent Mound - Fredric Ward Putnam Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 18, 2018
2. Exploring Serpent Mound - Fredric Ward Putnam Marker
Chapel Road (County Road T-116), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Peebles OH 45660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Serpent In American Indian Traditions (within shouting distance of this marker); The Shawnee And The King Of The Serpents (within shouting distance of this marker); What Is An Effigy Mound? (within shouting distance of this marker); The Village Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Serpent Mound Impact Crater (within shouting distance of this marker); Who Built Serpent Mound? (within shouting distance of this marker); Astronomical Alignments At Serpent Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); A Missing Coil? (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peebles.
 
Exploring Serpent Mound - Fredric Ward Putnam Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 18, 2018
3. Exploring Serpent Mound - Fredric Ward Putnam Marker
Exploring Serpent Mound - Fredric Ward Putnam Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 18, 2018
4. Exploring Serpent Mound - Fredric Ward Putnam Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 4, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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