Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ancient Stone Towers Believed to be Cave Entrances in West Virgina

Ancient Stone Towers Believed to be Cave Entrances in West Virgina

The History Of Fayette County, West Virginia  1926 

Ancient Stone Walls of West Virginia


"Near the summit of the mountain dividing the waters of Loup and Armstrong creeks, in Fayette county, West Virginia, there is found the remains of a very remarkable stone wall, which was well known by the first white settlers in the Kanawha valley, and to the Ohio Indians who passed along this route in hunting and other expeditions, toward the valley of Virginia, where, according to their legends, the buffalo migrated periodically from the Ohio valley, and further west.


Stone Towers Along the Stone Wall Marks the Entrance to a Cave
    A recent visit by the writers of this history finds the wall but little, if any, changed since the visit of Captain Page about fifty years ago.  Two things, however, they did discover - one, a great stone in the center of the enclosure which was probably the throne of the chieftain of the race or the sacrificial altar of the strange people whose beginnings and end are lost in the mists of antiquity.  The other disclosure was that the tower on the outside of the wall apparently covers the entrance to a cave, and the supposition is that the tower on the inside serves a like purpose.  Were these people, then, cave dwellers?  To what depth does the ancient passageway beneath the stones lead?  What would one find therein?  These questions we leave for the more intrepid to answer.