Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Glade Sun

January 8, 2014

Lions start new year with 'Rediscovering Ancient America' Travelogue

CROSSVILLE — If I were a betting man, I would wager my next lottery jackpot that most of you (if not all of you) have never seen all of Ancient America. I, for one, have never thought about traveling across the USA to rediscover the amazing accomplishments and surprising connections of our predecessors.

The Fairfield Glade Lions Club has scheduled an entertaining and educational Travelogue to start the 2014 season. Gray Warriner will present “Rediscovering Ancient America” on Feb. 3, starting at 7 p.m. in the Palace Theatre. Come and find out what interesting discoveries can be found right in our own back yards. Tickets are available at the door for $7 per person.

Around 1600 BC, Louisiana’s Poverty Point became the first planned city in Ancient America and the bayous and backwaters were alive with the sounds of a dynamic society. For the next 3,000 years, mound building became an obsession with the native peoples of eastern North America.

Around the time of Christ, Ohio’s Hopewell Culture moved thousands of tons of earth to build giant geometric earthworks in the form of squares, circles and octagons. Dwarfing England’s Stonehenge, there were also calendars and observatories for some of the world’s most skilled astronomers.

Visit Serpent Mound, the Marching Bears of Iowa’s Effigy Mounds, and giant earthen birds in Wisconsin. Uncover the magnificent cities of the Mississippians of 1,000 years ago. Illinois’ Cahokia was larger than London or Paris! Moundville, Alabama was the ancient Atlanta of the South! In Florida, towering temple mounds overlooked turquoise waters.

Out west, spectacular scenery is the background for exploring the cliff dwellings and Pueblo towns, such as Lost City in Nevada, Mesa Verde, Bandelier, Wupatki and Canyon de Chelly. From the desert dwellers of the Mojave to Wyoming’s Medicine Wheel and the defiant, resourceful tribes of the Northern Plains, uncover the hidden history while Rediscovering Ancient America.

We promise that no test will be given at the end of the show. But, it will provide something new to file in your memory bank and think about for the months to come. Hope to see you there.

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