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Native American History

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Native American Indians used rivers, streams, and creeks as highways to help them navigate in their hunting and traveling. Their villages would also be located close to water sources because of their importance in everyday life. Therefore, it is possible that the land of Fountain Rock Park was utilized by Woodland Indian tribes because of the powerful spring and its close proximity to the Monocacy River. 


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Assorted artifacts have been found less than a mile from the park in an area referred to as the Biggs Ford Site, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. It is now on private property and inaccessible to the public. State archaeologists dug an 18' x 400' trench in 1969 and 1970 and nine burial sites were discovered. 

Another dig was completed in 2013 at this location.