Today we are starting off on a high note - the Criel Native American Burial Mound in South Charleston, WV to be exact!
The Criel Mound is one of two Native American burial grounds in the state of West Virginia. It measures 33 feet tall and 157 feet wide. The historical marker at the Mound reads:
"In 1883, the Smithsonian Institution excavated the South Charleston or Criel Mound. Thirteen skeletons were discovered, most of them in a large log tomb at the base of the mound, along with a few grave offerings. The Mound was built by the Adena Culture, about A.D. 1. It is the second largest in the State of West Virginia, and the last of many mounds and earthworks that once were found in the Charleston area."
The Mound is located at the intersection of 7th Avenue and D Street in South Charleston, WV. Just a few doors down is where my Panoply sisters and I share booth spaces in the South Charleston Antique Mall.
...buried under treasure hunting with my Panoply sisters, carting things in the trunk of my SUV...
So, be sure to stop and see where my traveling tote sisters have been. Surely theirs are more exciting than mine. Their direct links are at the end of this post.
NOW, ONTO THE GIVEAWAY!
(The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Sheila. Jenna announced our winner here.)
The Traveling Totes Tribe is offering another giveaway and Jenna at The Painted Apron is our giveaway sponsor this time. One lucky reader who leaves a comment on Jenna's post today will have their name thrown into the hat for an opportunity to win this MacKenzie-Childs Reusable Shopping Bag.
Be sure to check out my other traveling sisters' posts to see what how they spent their summer months.
Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths
Emily with Miss Courtney Childs@ The French Hutch
Patti with Miss Kenzie and Miss Taylor @ Pandora's Box
Jenna with Miss Coquille @ The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply (you are here!)
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Jackie with Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home
Ricki Jill and Countess de Monet @The Bookish Dilettante
Cherry Kay and Carrie Ann Hall @ Entertaining Women
Join us again on December 1, 2022 for another edition of Tales of the Traveling Tote.Thanks so much for your visit. I love reading your comments, and be sure to leave one on Jenna's blog for a chance to win our token gift. Stay safe, and Happy September (and soon-to-be Fall!).
Rita C. at Panoply
Parties I Share With: Pieced Pastimes, Love Your Creativity, BNOTP, All About Home Common Ground, All About Home Follow the Yellow Brick Home, A Stroll Thru Life, My Wee Abode, My Family Thyme, French Ethereal SYS, Happiness is Homemade, Traffic Jam Weekend, Katherine's Corner TFT, Eclectic Red Barn TFT, Grace at Home, My Thrift Store Addiction, Our Hopeful Home, Karin's Kottage, County Road 407 Farmhouse Friday