Buried City in Mississippi

Supposed Habitation of Some Prehistoric Race.

Boston Herald

One of the scientific puzzles of the state of Mississippi is the Brandywine Stone Wall. It has long been a problem that is yet unsolved. Some time ago Mr. Thomas Watson of Hazlehurst, sent Governor Longino a pencil drawing of an immense pile of stone in the southeastern portion of Claiborne County, suggesting that the stone might be utilized in building the new capitol.

In a letter which accompanied the drawing Mr. Watson stated that these stones piled high on each other, cover an area four miles square. Each stone is six feet long, three feet wide, and two feet thick, and they are joined together with an excellent quality of cement. No man knows how they came there. They may have been there for thousands of years.

The builders must have been some prehistoric race—it could not be otherwise. This structure is supposed to be a continuation of the great "Chinese wall," which seems to begin below Raymond, in the southern part of Hinds County, and which is traceable through Copiah. It is broad enough to accommodate two or three wagons abreast, and is one of the wonders of the world.

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Aerial Navigation
January 24, 1901

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