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  • Ted Sojka
    Here is the message if you missed it.
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 16, 2009
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      Here is the message if you missed it.
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      Oxford pays for demolition of Indian mound
      By Dan Whisenhunt
      Oxford, Alabama (AP) 7-09
      http://indiancountr ynews.net/ index.php? option=com_ content&task= view&id=6894& Itemid=33

      A stone mound on a hill behind the Oxford Exchange created by American Indians 1,500 years ago will soon disappear.

      And whether Oxford's taxpayers wanted it or not, they paid for its destruction ......

      The city's CDA uses taxpayer money and assets to lure commercial businesses. The $2.6 million no-bid CDA contract for preparing the Sam's site ....

    • Ted Sojka
      Another story about the mound being removed.
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 16, 2009
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        Another story about the mound being removed.

        Begin forwarded message:

        July 10, 2009 
        http://www.deepfrie dkudzu.com/ 2009/07/oxford- alabama-destroyi ng-1500-year- old.html
        Oxford, Alabama Destroying A 1500-Year-Old Indian Mound To Build A Sam's Club

        After writing the post yesterday about how the city of Oxford is destroying a 1500-year-old Indian mound to use it as fill for the building of a Sam's Club, I just had to go see it for myself.

        The mound is *huge*. It towers over the shopping center "Oxford Exchange":

        .... PHOTOS 

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