Poverty Point State Historic Site

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Northern Louisiana , USA
Street 6859 Hwy 577
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About 50 miles northeast of Monroe on Hwy 557 near the town of Epps, the Poverty Point State Historic Site has a remarkable series of earthwork and mounds along what was once the Mississippi River. A two-story observation tower gives a view of the site's six concentric ridges. Around 1000 BC this was the hub of a civilization comprising hundreds of communities, with trading links as far north as the Great Lakes.