This site bore witness to the campfires from the countless Native American fishing and hunting parties. Canoes made from dugout logs or elm bark covered frames traveled these waters for thousands of years. Any piece of high ground near the river, like this area, was occupied multiple times over the centuries.
Archaeological digs of the area have turned up artifacts including pieces of pottery, arrowheads, fire-cracked rock and tool fragments.
Fire was not just a means of warmth or cooking for Native Americans. It was also a useful tool used to clear land and support the growth of woodland crops.