C-SPAN’s Local Conent Vehicle staff visited Ohio last month to conduct interviews and shoot video of historic sites within a 50 mile radius of Columbus and the Newark Earthworks — on the United States Department of the Interior’s short list of sites to be nominated for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list — was an obvious place to tell the story of the first Ohioans! I spent the morning sharing Newark’s Great Circle Earthworks and Octagon Earthworks with the C-SPAN staff and now you can go along for the ride.
In addition to taking you to each of the sites, I also talk about the ancient Native American culture that created this amazing architectural masterpiece and consider such questions as “Why Ohio? Why were the Newark Earthworks built here?” I hope you enjoy the tour and that it inspires you to come and see the sites in person. Brad Lepper