Ortona Site, Indian Mound Park

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Hiking trail at Ortona Mounds

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Moore Haven, FL 33471

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South

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863.946.0440

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First documented during a survey in 1839, unusual earthworks near the Caloosahatchee River were first believed to be fortifications built by Europeans. Archaeological investigations determined that the earthworks are in fact the remains of a canal system dating to about 1,700 years ago, demonstrating that the Indians engineered large irrigation projects. An exhibit and trail interpret the site.