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Near Valley View in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Late Prehistoric Period

Whittlesley Villagers

 
 
Late Prehistoric Period Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 24, 2019
1. Late Prehistoric Period Marker
Inscription.  Beginning around 1000, American Indians in northeastern Ohio developed a distinct culture known archeologically as the Whittlesley Tradition. They started building walls around their small villages. (See illustration below.) Their pottery and agriculture changed, too. Instead of having a complex trade network, they relied on the local landscape.

Imagine what it was like to live in the long, multi-family homes made of wooden poles. What kinds of vegetables did they raise on the floodplain? (See nearby historical marker.) By the time European people arrived in the early 1700s, these Whittleley Tradition people had disappeared from the Cuyahoga Valley.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 41° 23.124′ N, 81° 37.212′ W. Marker is near Valley View, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Canal Road and Stone Road, on the right when traveling south on Canal Road. marker is in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on the Ohio & Erie Canal Tow Path Trail. Touch for map.

Late Prehistoric Period Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 24, 2019
2. Late Prehistoric Period Marker
marker as seen from the Tow Path Trail, adjacent to OHS 80- 18
Marker is at or near this postal address: 6579 Canal Road, Cleveland OH 44125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Park Village and the Whittlesley Tradition (here, next to this marker); Valley View Veterans Honor Roll (approx. mile away); Ride the Rails (approx. mile away); Valley View Village Town Hall (approx. mile away); Route to the Coalfields (approx. mile away); Industrial Cleveland (approx. mile away); Lock 38 (approx. one mile away); Mule Power (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valley View.
 
More about this marker. this story board makes reference to the adjacent OHS marker, # 80- 18
 
Categories. AgricultureAnthropology & ArchaeologyArchitectureNative Americans
 
Late Prehistoric Period Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 24, 2019
3. Late Prehistoric Period Marker
the text on the marker
Late Prehistoric Period Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 24, 2019
4. Late Prehistoric Period Marker
artwork on the marker, a rendition of a Whittlesley Village
Late Prehistoric Period Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 24, 2019
5. Late Prehistoric Period Marker
logos on the marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 25, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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