Not accessible to the public, this earthen mound is the scenic focus of the west end of the Nacoochee Valley. Built by the Indians during the Mississippian Period, it was partially excavated in 1915. A report suggested it to be the de Soto site of Guaxule. Subsequent archaeological interpretations do not agree. The mound may be seen on the east side of GA Highway 75 just before crossing the Chattahoochee River south of Helen.
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Gary C. Daniels is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated television, video and multimedia writer and producer. He has a M.A. degree in Communications from Georgia State University in Atlanta, a B.F.A. degree in TV Production from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an A.A. degree in Art from the College of Coastal Georgia. He has appeared on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Science Channel and History Channel. His History Channel appearance became the highest-rated episode in the network's history. He has a passion for Native American history and art. He is the founder and publisher of LostWorlds.org.