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July 13 2013

Ancient Native American Mound to be Destroyed for Walmart-owned Retail Warehouse

Just when we thought it couldnít possibly happen again, developers have set to the destruction of an ancient Native American mound in Oxford, Alabama, for the construction of a retail warehouse store operated by Walmart.

The 1,500-year-old ceremonial mound is of particular historical significance, being the largest of several stone and earthen mounds in the Choccolocco Valley. This fact hasnít stunted the $2.6-million construction project, however, which is currently digging up the dirt from the mound to use as fill for yet another big-box retail store, Samís Club, which is owned and operated by Walmart.

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