Sunday, June 21, 2009


Excavations continued today by the Indian King Hotel. Today's excavations revealed two things. First, the foundation of the hotel does not go in the direction that we thought it did, and second, we found what appears to be the foundation of another building. This new building is located on the village green. We are continuing to find interesting artifacts. Some of today's discoveries included an 1858 flying eagle coin, printer's type, a few pieces of ceramic with partial maker's marks, and a metal piece to a door. In spite of all of these wonderful discoveries, everyone's favorite topic of conversation today was Dr. Beisaw sitting in the bottom of a two and a half foot deep unit, drawing wall profiles. There was much discussion of turning it into the PTAP pool or backfilling it with the good doctor in it. We are fairly certain, however, that we are starting to see magma in it.

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers for coming out to dig with us on this beautiful day, and thank you to Maxine and Sharon for bringing us a new refrigerator for the Burch House! We plan to continue excavations tomorrow, so we hope to see you out there!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can the foundation found on the green be the remains of an old fashioned band stand where bands played and politicians spoke?