Views of Alachua
James Calvert Smith

Grinding the Cane, another view

14" by 20". 1951. Pastel.

Accompanying Text Reads:

The Woodruff Indian Mound and Picket Fence. 1886. This 25 ft diameter and 9 ft high pile of earth with depression on north and south sides where sand had been dug to build mound. My mother was placed here in 1879 and an aunt in 1892. My grandfather died in 1902, he was buried in the Micanopy cemetary and the two bodies wee moved to our new plot.

In the foreground is grandfather's cane mill and boiling pans under shed. In digging hole for post nearest the mound he found the skeleton of an Indian, 1882. In digging the second grave in this mound they found a few pieces of charcole at about earth level under mound. -- J. Calvert Smith.

Scanning of this photo was funded by the E. Ashby Hammond Memorial Fund.

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