CITY OF OXFORD ALABAMA DESTROYS ANCIENT INDIAN MOUND FOR "FILL DIRT"
(I took these photographs myself yesterday evening. What you can't see on the other side are the bulldozers,etc that have already taken a sizeable chunk out of the back side)
Look at the picture above.....What do you see...?
If you see just a mound of dirt,then join Oxford,Alabama mayor Leon Smith and his city council.
If you see (what is left) of the LARGEST, ancient stone mound (over 1500 years old)in the state of Alabama,a sacred site to the Indians that lived and OWNED the land, a structure that PREDATES the arrival of the Europeans, then you would be correct.
If you see a big ol' honking and worthless structure that only merits being used as "fill dirt" for a new Sam's Club being built at the Oxford Exchange just off I-20 exit 188 in Oxford,Alabama....once again, consider yourself amongst the ranks of the fine and upstanding mayor of Oxford,Alabama.
The destruction of this site should ENRAGE, not just Native American's, residents of Calhoun County and Alabama, but everyone.
While most cities honor and preserve their historic sites, the city of Oxford is erasing theirs in record time.
You best believe if even 1 tiny,itty bitty battle that didn't amount to a hill of beans had occured on this site during the Civil War it would be a national treasure.
In all fairness, people and what they value differs. Some like the thugs and hoods on the Oxford City Council value the almighty dollar and worship at the feet of Wal-Mart. I have lived here in Alabama all my life and as far as I know there isn't a shortage of dirt. There is a shortage of 1500 year old structures!
What a bunch of WATER HEADED FOOLS!
Mayor Smith in all his learned "wisdom" about the mound has said over and over it was only used to send "smoke signals". What an ASS!
Shame on Wal-Mart and Sam's Club for allowing this to happen.
Shame on the citizens of Alabama for not taking a stand!
"Fill dirt" !!! That is what I can't get over....."Fill dirt"....!!!!!!!!
I wonder how Mayor Smith and his merry band of goons,loons and meatheaded ass wipes would like places that are sacred to their families and history to be used as "fill dirt".
The destruction is well under way and it is not only sad but shameful!
It may and probably is too late to prevent further destruction, but if you are concerned, here is what you can do:
For those of you who wish to express your displeasure the number to city hall is 256 831 7510 , the snail address is PO Box 3383 Oxford , Al 36203 and the email addy is firstname.lastname@example.org
The contactors are Taylor Corporation. http://taylorcorporation.com/ You can email them though their website.
For further infomation, several articles have been written in The Anniston Star.