Talk:Newark Earthworks

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Coordinates[edit]

I realize that the whole Newark Earthworks system might be listed as it is on the NRHP (at the location: 40°2′52″N 82°26′23″W), but I still think it's misleading to tell people that the remains currently lie where roads and people's houses are since most of the original Earthworks have been built on or destroyed. For example, the Country Club and Golf Course is really private property, it's a golf course built on top of some of the Earthworks. I wouldn't want to mislead people and say, "hey, these are the best coordinates we can use to represent the location of the site as it stands today and where you can go to see it." I know that's not really true, because it's better for people to go to the park instead. Perhaps we should use different coordinates to represent different sections of the Earthworks? Nevertheless, I still think the best location used to represent the site is the location off of Cooper Street (40°2′31.8″N 82°25′48.4″W), because those represent the most intact of the Earthworks that are left that people can go and see on public property, at what was called "Mound Builders Park". That is why I used those coordinates. If people go there first, then they can see the diagrams and read about the entire mound complex, and then if they are further interested, they can try to drive out to the Country Club and Golf Course and see what is left of those formations (that is, if they don't get hit by golf balls flying in the air.) Anyhow, that's why I think that "Mound Builders Park" is the best location to use for the Newark Earthworks, so that people know where to go to be able to see them on public property. Well, that's my two cents anyway. Geneisner (talk) 21:44, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

I wonder[edit]

how meaningful is this statement?
"This complex is large enough to hold four Roman Colosseums."
I have been to both earthworks and the colosseum and this phrase still tells me nothing. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 22:57, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

I was reading over the article again and discovered this sentence, again, not realizing that I had posted here. As a comnparison, does the average wiki reader have a clue as to how large the Colosseum is? I've been there several times and find this meaningless. Also there is no connection that I am aware of between the activities that took place in the Colosseum and Newark. It's outta here. Carptrash (talk) 15:36, 19 March 2011 (UTC)