• Kids dig up history at Hickory Hill
By Megan May, Intern

Andrew Osborne (left) and Hunter Berry (right) screen the dirt to make sure they find every artifact at their dig site. Photo by Megan May.

Junior archeologists spent five days digging up the past at Hickory Hill’s annual archeology camp, “DIG History!”
The youth discovered what was hidden under the ground at the old Jeffersonian Publishing Plant that was owned by Tom Watson. The plant once stood on the Hickory Hill Plantation grounds but burned in the 1920s. Through excavating the site with the help of professional archeologists, the youth pieced together the history of the publishing plant, which published Tom Watson’s newspaper, The Jeffersonian, and his magazine, Tom Watson Magazine, so long ago.
The children dug for old bricks that were once part of the building and other artifacts.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., July 14, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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