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Lake Jackson has served as an important natural resource to communities long before its designation as an aquatic preserve in 1974. The Fort Walton Culture of 1200 - 1500 A.D. thrived in the early environmental setting of the preserve and surrounding areas. The remains of their ritualistic culture can be found at the Lake Jackson Archaeological Mounds State Park. The "Southeastern Ceremonial Complex" located in the park is evidence of an advanced community structure that existed around 1200 A.D. near Lake Jackson. The earthen mounds have been preserved to offer visitors the opportunity to look back through time into the area's rich cultural history.

 
Lake Jackson Archaeological Mound

 

 

Last updated: June 27, 2016

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