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Digging for history at Old Washington

Author: Mary L Kwas
Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Positioned along the Southwest Trail, the town of Washington in Hempstead County in southwest Arkansas was a thriving center of commerce, business, and county government in the 19th century. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary L Kwas
ISBN: 9781557288981 1557288984
OCLC Number: 245020947
Description: xiii, 135 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: The historic town of Washington --
Why do archeology at a historic park? --
Pioneer Washington, 1823-1841 : the Block family --
The archaeology of pioneer Washington, 1823-1841 : the Block House --
Spanning the years from pioneer to mature Washington : the 1836 courthouse and 1839 clerk's office --
Mature Washington, 1842-1874 : Simon T. Sanders and the Meredith clan --
The archeology of mature Washington, 1842-1874 : the Sanders House --
Final thoughts and future questions.
Responsibility: Mary L. Kwas.
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"History, mystery almost solved, the separating of fact from fiction, and archeological discoveries are revealed in the lives of Abraham Block and Simon Sanders. Their stories intertwine with the Read more...

 
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