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Flint Ridge Memorial State Park, Licking County Ohio

The panorama is from a ridge in the Flint Ridge Memorial State Park in Licking County Ohio.  This 8-mile long vein of high quality flint has been called "Flint Ridge" since the days of the early pioneers. Once a sacred site for ancient people, the flint in this deposit was prized for its bright coloration. The Hopewell culture used the mineral for the making of spearpoints, arrowheads and small knives called bladelets.  When hiking in the park you notice a maturing old growth hardwood forest of American Beech and White Oak trees. The small ponds and deep depressions are the scattered remains of the prehistoric quarry pits.  Flint Ridge State Memorial  Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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Copyright: Bryant A Gilbert
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12377x6188
Taken: 07/04/2009
Uploaded: 07/04/2009


Tags: flint ridge memorial state park; licking county ohio; national register of historic places; hopewell culture; old growth hardwood forest; american beech; white oak; spearpoints; arrowheads; bladelets; panorama; flint; quarry
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