Behind the Scenes at the Serpent Mound, Ohio’s Garden of Eden

My friends at the brand-new literary journal The Common, based at Amherst College and dedicated to writing that creates “a modern sense of place,” have kindly re-posted a short feature I wrote for them this spring, about traveling to Ohio’s Serpent Mound to research the history in Chapter 3.

“A generous local librarian took me on a tour of Reverend West’s hometown. We saw one German Baptist church with a vast parking lot, and another which still had hitching posts for its parishioners’ horse-drawn carriages.”

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