Above is a picture of the Etowah Indian Mounds (from web - raining today)
The following is directly quoted from the following website. http://www.gastateparks.org/EtowahMounds
"Home to several thousand Native Americans from 1000 A.D. to 1550 A.D., this 54-acre site protects six earthen mounds, a plaza, village site, borrow pits and defensive ditch. Etowah Mounds is the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeast. Artifacts in the museum show how natives of this political and religious center decorated themselves with shell beads, paint, complicated hairdos, feathers and copper ear ornaments. Hand-carved stone effigies weighing 125 pounds still bear some original pigments. Objects made of wood, seashells and stone are also displayed."
Cartersville is in Bartow County and one of the more unique attractions in this picturesque town are the Etowah Indian Mounds as described above.
This is a high growth area and is a commuting distance from Atlanta.
Doug, cousin Ramona's husband gave me a tour of the county and some of the history. Many places were closed today but the tour was a good look at the area. There is also a cannon ball factory used during the civil war and a wall where Sherman's Troops stayed on their march to Savanah.
This evening was reserved for the Super Bowl. Ramona & Doug hosted a couple friends to their house for the game. It's wonderful to meet new people who know what TED Talk is and to share stories.
I was in a house with everyone else here cheering for Seattle and I just smiled when the Patriots won.
Tomorrow I am heading south and west to the I10 area as I make my way towards AZ next weekend.
I spent 7 continuous days sleeping in the Prius before getting a break staying at my cousin's. My next house bed is 11 days away in CA.