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Jacksonville, Alabama

Guided Archaeology Tour
of Calhoun and St. Clair Counties
on Oct. 11

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.
Fee: $25/person

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:

  • 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.
This will be an unforgettable and exclusive all-day event. Participants should bring their own food and drinks. Pre-registration is required.

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.


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