Entrance to earth lodge at the Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon.
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Entrance to earth lodge at the Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon.

Macon's Ocmulgee mounds are now part of a national historic park. The area was a national monument and earned an expanded designation under the law President Trump signed in early March. The park is exponentially expanding in size -- going from 702 acres to nearly 3,000. 

The Muscogee Indians built the Ocmulgee mounds more than a thousand years ago. They also identify as the "Creek" nation. GPB reporter Grant Blankenship has been following the story in Macon and spoke with "On Second Thought" host Virginia Prescott about the history of the mounds. 

"On Second Thought" host Virginia Prescott speaks with Grant Blankenship.

 

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