[Joseph Smith Diary] ... We [found] some ancient antiquities about one mile west of the camp, which consisted of stone mounds, appearently laid up in squire [square] piles, though somewhat decayed and obliterated by the almost continual rains. Undoubtedly these were made to seclude some valuable treasures deposited by the aborigionees of this land.
[Source: Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1838, http://amzn.to/jsdiaries]
[p.185]. Tuesday. Missouri - west of Robinson's Grove.ReplyDelete