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Brush Up On Your Mercer Trivia!

Thursday, November 3, 2016 8:00 AM by Stacey Norwood

As Mercer University wades knee-deep into 2016 Homecoming festivities, it seems only fitting to honor the oldest private university in all of Georgia with a top 16 list #MercerHC16. Here’s a few facts and bits of trivia you may not know about Mercer for #MUhomecoming:

In thousands of years of continuous habitation of one sort or another by humans who are, by their nature, both fiercely and wonderfully made, you can be sure an enigma or two is going to get made, wrapped up in a riddle, and eventually buried. And no doubt, such secrets are more plentiful at the Ocmulgee National Monument than the very leaves on the trees.

I am carefully traversing the access road from the Ocmulgee National Monument Visitor Center to the park’s main attraction – the mysterious ancient mounds that rise majestically from the earth upon which they are constructed. Though my trusty little Nissan Versa is neither loud nor imposing, I am driving slowly and with some care, lest a doe and her young, a wee woodland critter or a fellow human, hiking along the 5 miles of marked trails, should dart out in front of me unexpectedly.