The Story Burial Mound in Chillicothe, Ohio - Another Half Assed Restoration by the Ohio Historical Society.

The Story Burial Mound in Chillicothe, Ohio - Another Half Assed Restoration by the Ohio Historical Society.
This is what the Story mound looked like prior to being excavated by the Ohio Historical Society.  Like Mound City, the definition of "restored" by the Ohio Historical Society is to haphazardly throw dirt back into a hill and call it, 'good enough.'

The Story's mound just within the fair ground enclosure. It is twenty—five feet high and two hundred foot base. Several large trees grow upon its summit. There is a_ slight ridge or elevation of pure white sand upon which the tumulus is built. Excavations in the sand to a depth of six feet revealed nothing and it was therefore concluded to be of natural origin.


This is what the Story Mound looks like, after the Ohio Historical Society "restored" it.  In front of the person standing are the original contours of the mound.  Behind him is the dirt that was just thrown up into a hill. As a rule, if the Ohio Historical Society maintains a mound or earthwork site, it will not be mowed or visible in the summer months.

This is what the Story Mound looks like today. The original contours are easily seen. As you can see from the snow on the mound, the best time to travel to the mound sites is in the winter when the mounds and earthworks are not covered in undergrowth.