September 25, 2003 -- JSU Field School presents "Guided Archaeology Tour of Calhoun and St. Clair Counties"
Date: October 11, 2003
Where: Meet at Martin Hall, Jacksonville State University
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Come along with Jacksonville State University Professor Harry Holstein for a guided archaeology tour of various sites throughout Calhoun and St. Clair counties. Historically significant sites will include:
This will be an unforgettable and exclusive all-day event. Participants should bring their own food and drinks. Pre-registration is required.
- Janney Iron Furnace, constructed during the Civil War and later put out of commission by Union forces, this furnace was to supply pig iron for the Confederate states.
- Tallaseehatchee, site of a surprise attack on a Creek Indian village led by Andrew Jackson, Davey Crockett, and other famous Americans.
- Wright's Farm Prehistoric Indian Village, used by native peoples for centuries, this elaborate village contained thousands of artifacts which were excavated by JSU archaeologists.
- 19th Century Coosa River Lock System - remains of Lock #3, participants will walk the cobble street remains and learn about the history behind this relic of Alabama's recent history.
- Ten Islands Historical Park - site of thousands of years of historical activities
including early exploration, Indian culture, and Civil War conflicts.
JSU's Little River Canyon Field School is now accepting reservations for this program. Those interested are encouraged to call 256-782-5697 for additional information and reservations. Please be sure to sign up early for future activities of the JSU Field Schools.