Dickson's Mounds ILL rp postcard Indian skeletons
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Sold Date: 12/20/2006
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
Wow, I love researching things.This cool real photo postcard, is of Dr. Don Dickson ( I believe), kneeling next to his archeaological discovery. I believe the photo may be from 1920's - 1930's. However the postcard may of been produced in the 40's after the area became a state park. The postcard front reads "DICKSON'S MOUNDS STATE PARK ILL. 3462". The postcard is unused. I would like to thank the following website for their great information http://www./ipo/1990/ii901221.html which is the following : Dr. Don Dickson, a Fulton County chiropractor and amateur anthropologist, could hardly have anticipated the fire storm of controversy that would ultimately engulf the skeletons he carefully excavated in the most famous mounds of the Illinois Valley. According to Harn, Dickson could literally walk from the back door of his home directly onto mounds that were the product of the late Woodland and Mississippian cultures (the most famous site of the latter group being Cahokia Mounds in the East St. Louis area). The mounds that Dickson discovered -- and which still bear his family name -- date from 900 to 1250 A.D. The Dickson family claimed the land during the Civil War era, and around that time the first skeletons were detected while family members were planting an apple orchard. In 1927 Dickson began the painstaking job of uncovering the 248 skeletons that rest today at the bottom level of Dickson Mounds Museum, for the skeletons are displayed in situ, exactly in the same places w Dickson discovered them over 60 years ago. Originally, the site contained 11 mounds -- 10 burial mounds and a small charnel-house or mortuary mound w "buzzard men" probably scraped flesh from the skeletons and otherwise prepared them for final burial. T can be no doubt that Dickson Mounds was sacred ground, a true cemetery for the Mississippians who lived t during a period of some 400 years. Dickson eventually built a barn-like structure over the mounds and ran his museum as a personal enterprise from 1927 to 1945, when it became a state park. Condition- really good to good +. No writing on the postcard. T is very little wear on the edges and corners. T is a light mark on the aback of the postcard. Otherwise this terrific postcard will be sold as is. If you have any questions, please email me. Condition of the sale - please read carefully. The high bidder pays for shipping and will be notified within three days of the auction end date. I accept U.S. money orders, U.S. personal checks, and U.S. however I don't recommend sending cash. I DO NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL or credit cards. The payment needs to be received within 10 days of the auction end date. If payment is not received within the required 10 days, I reserve the right to void the sale and relist the item if app. It item will be shipped after payment has cleared, usually 7-14 days. If t is a problem with the payment and it is returned to me, any fees that accured because of it will be due by the buyer the amounts may vary depending on the bank fees. The problem payment may be forwared to the proper legal authorities for resolution. I am selling these glasses for friends who are down sizing their home and selling off some of their vintage and modern collectibles. So, stop back offen. I ship only within the U.S. T are no returns, or refunds. All sales are final. If you have any questions prior to bidding please email me, never assume anything about the merchandise. I try my best to describe the condition so t is a clear understand of it. High bidder pays for insurance and any additional postal charges. The item will be wrapped well. If t is a problem with shipping, or any damage occures during shipping the buyer needs to resolve the problem with the post office. Iowa residents pay 7% tax on item. Don't forget to check out my other auctions at buttons606mk1
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