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An Archeological Dig in Pocahontas County Uncovers the Past

May 29, 2010
By WAYNE SHEETS Contributing Business Writer

With two sides protected by water and 50 feet above its surroundings, the point of the arrowhead-shaped property was the perfect place for a militia's fort. The waters of the North Fork of Deer Creek on the east and Deer Creek to the northwest provided ample fresh water as well as protection. Its height above its surroundings made attacking the fort a formidable challenge and provided safety during the flooding times of the year. Not to be without consideration is the fact that, facing southwest, those who manned the fort also enjoyed the serenity of warm sun-bathed evenings when the sun sank low in the west.



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