Friday, September 28, 2007

Port Tobacco Times

Today the first of what we hope to be many newspaper articles chronicling our work at Port Tobacco appeared in the Maryland Independent, Nancy Bromley McConaty reporting. You can find the piece at Coincidentally, we recovered several pieces of printer's type today from one of the town's two newspapers. With apologies to the staff of the Maryland Independent, the area in which we found the four pieces of type likely was occupied by an old competitor, Port Tobacco Times. Fear not Maryland Independent...we will get to your old office soon.

We also began a new relationship today with Southern Maryland Resource Conservation & Development in Waldorf the staff of which has been extremely helpful and patient. Thank you SMRC&D.

The crew will be in the Compton field at Port Tobacco this Saturday and Sunday, having finished with testing in the Jamieson field today. In the Compton field we are testing an area that lies downstream of the core of the town as it existed in the late 19th century. We expect to find more Native American and 18th through 19th-century European American and African American materials. You can check our blog each day to learn about our discoveries, but a visit over the weekend should be both pleasant and informative.


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