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The Director of the National Park Service is pleased to send you the following announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places. For further information contact Edson Beall via voice (202) 354-2255, fax (202) 371-2229, regular or E-mail: Edson_Beall@nps.gov (Edson_Beall@nps.gov)

Visit The National Park Service's (NPS) National Register of Historic Places' newest online travel itinerary, Indian Mounds of Mississippi, at www.cr.nps.gov/nr This newest online travel itineary features 11 historic American Indian mounds, constructed from 100 B.C. to 1700 A.D. throughout the state of Mississippi. The purposes of the most ancient mounds found on this travel itinerary are still shrouded in mystery. However, different theories emerge from modern archeology as to their use. Some speculate that like ancient peoples in other parts of the world, the Americans Indians built the mounds as monuments to the dead. Another theory maintains that the elite among the American Indian society lived on the raised mounds, while others speculate that the mounds served a cultural/religious function, with temples on top serviced by priests, who were well-versed in astrology. The mounds can be found in groups of as many as 20 or more, as at Winterville, but some stand alone. Some mounds are arranged around broad plazas, while others are connected by earthen ridges. Their shapes vary as well. They can be flat-topped pyramids, rounded domes, or barely perceptible rises on the landscape. The sizes vary also, from 55 feet high to 4 feet high, with the Emerald Mound, a National Historic Landmark, measuring 770 by 435 feet at the base. For each of the 11 featured historic mounds, the itinerary includes a written description of the site's significance, including color photographs, directions and public accessibility information. At the bottom of each page, the visitor will also find a navigation bar containing links to three essays that explain more about the history of the mound builders, how the mounds were built, and current preservation efforts regarding these historic treasures. The online Mississippi map presents a statewide overview of the location of the mounds. The travel itinerary derives from a brochure prepared by the National Park Service's Southeast Archeological Center in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 8/27/01 THROUGH 8/31/01

KEY: State, County, Property Name, Address/Boundary, City, Vicinity, Reference Number, NHL, Action, Date, Multiple Name

ARIZONA, MARICOPA COUNTY, Lehi School, 2345 No. Home, Mesa, 01000906, LISTED, 8/30/01

ARIZONA, MOHAVE COUNTY, Hardyville Cemetery, 1776 AZ 95, Bullhead City, 01000905, LISTED, 8/30/01

ARIZONA, PINAL COUNTY, Verdugo Homestead Historic District, Address Restricted, Randolph vicinity, 01000904, LISTED, 8/30/01

IOWA, CLAYTON COUNTY, American House, 116 Main St., McGregor, 01000913, LISTED, 8/30/01

IOWA, CLINTON COUNTY, Dugan's Saloon, 516 Smith St., Grand Mound, 01000908, LISTED, 8/30/01

IOWA, CLINTON COUNTY, Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank, 601 Smith St., Grand Mound, 01000909, LISTED, 8/30/01

IOWA, CLINTON COUNTY, Grand Mound Town Hall and Waterworks Historic District, 613-615 Clinton St., Grand Mound, 01000910, LISTED, 8/30/01

IOWA, JOHNSON COUNTY, Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City, 01000911, LISTED, 8/30/01

IOWA, LOUISA COUNTY, Commercial Hotel, 227 N. Main St., Wapello, 01000912, LISTED, 8/30/01

IOWA, POLK COUNTY, Crane Building, 1440 Walnut, Des Moines, 01000914, LISTED, 8/30/01

MASSACHUSETTS, BRISTOL COUNTY, Barrows, H.F., Manufacturing Company Building, 102 S. Washington St., N. Attleborough, 01000907, LISTED, 8/30/01

MASSACHUSETTS, ESSEX COUNTY, Georgetown Central School, 1 Library St., Georgetown, 01000915, LISTED, 8/30/01

MISSISSIPPI, DE SOTO COUNTY, Hernando Commerce Street Historic District, Roughly along Commerce St., W of West St. S, Hernando, 01000918, LISTED, 8/30/01

MISSISSIPPI, DE SOTO COUNTY, Hernando North Side Historic District, N of Holly Springs St., E of US 51, W of Northview St., on W. Northern St., W. Valley St., Shady Ln. & Holly Springs St, Hernando, 01000916, LISTED, 8/30/01

MISSISSIPPI, DE SOTO COUNTY, Hernando South Side (Magnolia) Historic District, Roughly bounded by Oak Grove Rd., Magnolia Dr., W. Center St., and Church St., Hernando, 01000917, LISTED, 8/30/01

MISSISSIPPI, MARSHALL COUNTY, Bailey, Dr. Isham G., House, 1577 Early Grove Rd., Lamar vicinity, 01000919, LISTED, 8/30/01

MISSISSIPPI, WARREN COUNTY, Hyland Mound Archeological Site, Address Restricted, Vicksburg vicinity, 01000920, LISTED, 8/30/01

MONTANA, LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY, Hilger,Joe and Carrie, Ranch, Sleeping Giant Ranch, 20 mi. N of Helena, Helena, 01000922, LISTED, 1/30/01

MONTANA, STILLWATER COUNTY, Torgrimson Place, West Rosebud Rd., Fishtail vicinity, 01000921, LISTED, 8/31/01

NEVADA, CLARK COUNTY, Spanish Trail, Old,--Mormon Road Historic District, From California border to Arizona across southern Nevada, through Las Vegas, Las Vegas vicinity, 01000863, LISTED, 8/22/01

OHIO, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Mound--Horace Area, Montgomery County, Ohio MPS, COVER DOCUMENTATION ACCEPTED, 8/22/01

OREGON, MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Early Kenton Neighborhood, Portland, MPS, COVER DOCUMENTATION ACCEPTED, 8/30/01

PENNSYLVANIA, BUCKS COUNTY, Waldenmark, 1280 & 1300 Wrightstown Rd., Wrightstown Township, 01000924, LISTED, 8/30/01

PENNSYLVANIA, CHESTER COUNTY, Pottstown Landing Historic District, Roughly bounded by US 422 By-Pass, Whartnaby St. 633 Laurelwood Rd. and Reiff St., North Coventry, 01000927, LISTED, 8/31/01

PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA COUNTY, Harris Building, 2121-41 Market St., Philadelphia, 01000928, LISTED, 8/31/01

PENNSYLVANIA, WAYNE COUNTY, Starlight Station, New York, Ontario, and Western Railway, O & W Rd. NE of Depot Hill Rd, Starlight, Buckingham Township, 01000925, LISTED, 8/30/01

PENNSYLVANIA, YORK COUNTY, Springdale Historic District, Bounded by S. George St., Lombardy Alley, S. Queen St., and Rathon Rd., York, 01000926, LISTED, 8/30/01

TENNESSEE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, First Presbyterian Church Manse, 305 Main St., Clarksville, 01000929, LISTED, 8/31/01