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Ontonagon Pyramids

Tom Carello (View posts)
Posted: 5 May 2003 9:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have heard possible rumor of Pyramid Shape objects along the Ontonagon River, in an unknown location. Was wondering if someone could shed some light on this subject, because that's all the info I have on this.

thanks in advance

Tom Carello

Re: Ontonagon Pyramids

Posted: 14 Jul 2003 1:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Oct 2005 3:34PM GMT
My husband found a brochure from the Ontonagon area that shows Pyramids on the Ontonagon River. They are approximately 4 miles down the river.
The name on the brochure is:
Tom's Tours
Thomas Pestka
3144 M 38
Ontonagon, MI 49953
(906) 884-4481
He might be able to send the map that we have. If not, we could make a copy of ours and send it to you in the mail.
Good luck.

Re: Ontonagon Pyramids

Pat Pattison (View posts)
Posted: 28 Aug 2003 12:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Tom's Tours no longer operating (he was my uncle by marriage). Mounds not very accessible, except by boat or by trail over private land. Haven't really investigated them myself, but I live upriver from them and there's a trail from here to there; I guess it's about 4 miles. Ted Trudgeon in Ewen, Michigan, is probably a good source of info on them; haven't talked with him about them in years but he seems to be knowlegeable and excited about them.

They could simply be a geological feature. However, there is a connection to the mound builders of the central US as there has been copper from the Keweenaw found in their mounds, as well as in Egyptian tombs. An ancient people removed much copper from this area; however there is no evidence that they lived here or buried their dead. At the time the earliest "miners" were here, the area where the mounds are would've been under glacial Lake Superior. The story goes that as the glacier receded, the surface level of the lake dropped like 600 feet. But could've been that the mound builders from the south traveled up the Mississippi River system to Lake Superior to obtain the copper even after the lake levels dropped. The Ontonagon River would've given them access to the hills where the copper is located. There are prehistoric pits all along the Keweenaw ridge (about 100 miles), but there are also old diggings for copper along the river system in various locations.

Good source of info on the ancient miners is a book "Wonderful Power" by Susan Martin, professor at Michigan Technological University.
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