• A quiet summer walk through the Marching Bear Group of effigy mounds

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

Photo Gallery

Mounds in Fall
Marching Bear Group in Autumn
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Sunrise in the Forest at Effigy Mounds

Sunrise in the Forest at Effigy Mounds National Monument

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Sunrise in the Forest Near Fire Point

 
Sunrise at Fire Point with Fog

Early Morning Fog over the upper Mississippi River

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Foggy Sunrise Over The Mississippi River
 
View of Mississippi River from Fire Point

View of Mississippi River from Fire Point

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View of Mississippi River from Fire Point
 
Sunrise at Fire Point

Sunrise at Fire Point

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Sunrise at Fire Point
 
 

Did You Know?

Ellison Orr at Desk: Most of Orr's collections reside at effigy Mounds National Monument

An important figure in the documentation of Iowa's effigy mounds was Ellison Orr. Born in 1857, Orr worked other jobs while pursuing research in archeology. After retiring at the age of 73, Orr began a career as an archeologist spending the next 20 years conducting surveys and excavations.