|Aerial view of the Octagon State Memorial. |
Image Courtesy of Google Earth.
Kent Mallett, of the Newark Advocate, has written a thorough article about the current negotiations between the Ohio History Connection and the Moundbuilders Country Club about public access to the Octagon State Memorial and how it will be impacted by UNESCO World Heritage status.
"Ohio History Connection CEO Burt Logan said Wednesday if Newark Earthworks achieves such worldwide recognition, changes would be appropriate, although the club has a lease on the state-owned land until 2078....State history officials said the country club has been critical in preserving the site, but World Heritage status would attract tourists and change the need for access."
For more information,
- Ancient Ohio Trail
- The Newark Earthworks: Enduring Monuments, Contested Meanings
- edited by: Lindsay Jones and Richard D. Shiels
- Ohio History Connection
- World Heritage Ohio
- UNESCO World Heritage
- Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks Link Page