• Speaker Series- The Great Hopewell Road: Ohio’s Ancient Superhighway
    Burton D. Morgan Center

    Join the Licking Park District for fun and informative talks on a variety of natural and historical topics.

    Dr. Brad Lepper from the Ohio History Connection will be the speaker. The Great Hopewell Road was a set of parallel earthen walls built by the Hopewell people who lived in Ohio circa A.D. 1- 400. They began at the monumental Newark Earthworks and ran southwest in a remarkably straight line. The road’s ultimate destination is a mystery, but it may have been a route of pilgrimage connecting the two grandest centers of the Hopewell world: the Newark Earthworks and the many Hopewell mounds and enclosures near Chillicothe-more than sixty miles away.

    Open to Public: Yes
    Admission: Free
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Auditorium, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023

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