Scenic USA - Tennessee
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Points of Interest
|Photos by Ben Prepelka
Providing an explanation of what lay before them, early Tennessee settlers simply called an ancient Native American ceremonial site the Old Stone Fort. Believed to be 2000 years old, the 50 acre enclosure is the largest of its kind in the South. At a narrow neck between the Duck and Little Duck rivers, paralleling mound walls point to the summer solstice sunrise. It was typical of ancient societies to recognize the height of summer, and center their rituals and ceremonies on fertility and nature's bounty.
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