Junction Group Earthworks

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    Pictured is part of the privately held Native American cultural site near the intersection of Plyley's Lane and Belleview Avenue.
    In a stunning display of community, conservation organizations joined forces on the evening of March 18, 2014 to try their hand at the winning bid for an 89 acre tract of land containing a very unique set of Hopewell mounds and earthworks. The coalition of groups successfully saved the entire farm, with the exception of a 170+ acre field, which was actually the lowest tract on the priority acquisition list. The total amount of land acquired comes to 192 acres – including a forest and the earthworks. The winning bid was roughly $1.1 million. The long-term plan is to turn the site over to the Hopewell Culture National Historic Park.

    http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20140319/NEWS01/303190042/Group-saves-earthworks-site

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