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Ancient Native American Mound To Be Destroyed To Build Sam's Club
Now Alabama is getting in on the game. The city of Oxford, Alabama, has approved the destruction of a mound of stones and the hill on which it stands in order to use the dirt as fill for a Sam's Club site. City mayor Leon Smith says it's a natural formation and was only used to send smoke signals, but the State Historical Commission disagrees and says it's about 1,500 years old and eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
For more on this issue, check out this article by The Institute for Southern Studies, which includes many links to local newspaper articles and official reports.