Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Sunday, September 1 -  Jan & Barry took us on a little tour of the area. We visited Strawtown Koteewi Park and the Taylor Center of Natural History. Koteewi (ko-TAY-wee) is the Miami Native American word for "prairie."

Strawtown Koteewi park sign

Taylor Center

Researchers have discovered that the major occupancy of this property dates back to 1200-1400 A.D.

What the Strawtown Village looked like.DSC06140

Artifacts found include arrowheads, pottery and remains of what the occupants may have eaten, including bear and elk.

hardin barded point

Early Native American potterypottery

Very early dugout canoe
dugout canoeI

In the glass jar is burnt corn from many, many centuries ago.

Researchers have also discovered evidence of postholes, storage pits and fire pits that show the location of early villages and huts on the property.

The dark areas are the remains of where the poles were placed in the ground.burnt log

They had this cool poster on the wall of the location of all the American Indian Tribes. Don't forget that you can always click on any photo to make it larger. You might want to do that with this one.

American Indian Tribes

The museum had so many interesting artifacts. A great place to visit if you are in the area.

Barry also drove through the town of Tipton and showed us the White River where he hung out fishing and growing up in the area. It was a delightful day of sightseeing with good friends.

One of the strange sights Paul found on his morning walk was signs of an alien visit... A CROP CIRCLE! Looks like they flew in under cover of the electrical storm we had the other night. Must have dropped-off or picked-up their friends and split before daybreak!

crop circle

crop circle

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day.