Essays
5:15 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Ortona Indian Mound Park

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This week’s offering from News-Press storyteller Amy Bennett Williams takes us to a little known park west of Lake Okeechobee, that now plays host to weddings, family reunions and other visitors seeking a spot of serenity in nature. But before the efforts of a former Glades County property appraiser, the site was little more than a garbage dump and it’s also been discovered as one of Florida’s most significant archeological sites.