"And when Moses came down from the mount Sinai, he held the two tables of the testimony, and he knew not that his face was horned from the conversation of the Lord."
History of Preston County, West Virginia 1882
Sandy Creek Mound is the third and last in the county and is situated on the old McGillfarm, three miles east of Yellowsville, on a ridge between the forks of Little Sandy. It was 15 feet high and 25 feet across at the base, being circular in form, and was used as an internment mound.
From the mound, the writer obtained a strange skull out of the top layer of bones. Digging down, we came upon several skulls in the bottom layer, but could not get them out, as they crumbled to pieces in our hands; finally the top of one was secured, and where the sutures meet on the top of the Caucasian head, they were prevented in this head by a small bone of about one inch in length by one half inch in width, of a peculiar shape. All of the other skulls possessed this same peculiar bone. The top of the skull secured and the others that crumbled, showed the heads of a race to have been long and narrow, with low foreheads and long narrow faces.