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Morrow Mountain State Park

Morrow Mountain State Park is a unique mix of North Carolina's geographical and Native American history.  Geographically, the highest point within the park, Morrow Mountain, sits only 936 feet above sea level.  Yet, when they were first formed nearly 500 million years ago, many of the then volcanic mountains in the Uwharrie Range towered 20,000 feet above the sea.Within the park and surrounding area, Native American artifacts dating from 10,000 to 12,000 years prior to European settlement of the area have been found.  The area surrounding the park were home to numerous rhyolite quarries that native tribes used to make tools and spearpoints.  These early Native Americans were considered nomads as most during the Paleo-Indian period were. (1)The unique history of the area is on display at the visitor's center museum.  It is definitely worth the time to walk through and see the exhibits and learn about the geological and cultural history of the area.Morrow Mountain State Parks of…

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