Former Woods House land dug adult in village archaeology dig

March 18, 2018 - metal shoes

Armed with shovels, sifters and even a few steel detectors, Denton County residents looking for a bit of story unearthed tools of a former site of a ancestral Woods House on Saturday morning as partial of an archaeology puncture sponsored by Denton County’s Historical Commission and Office of History and Culture.

The Woods House, originally owned by a late William Evelyn Woods, was once a partial of Quakertown, the giveaway black village determined in a 1880s. By 1923, those residents were forced out and changed to what is now Southeast Denton by city officials who directed to spin a area into Civic Center Park, that was renamed Quakertown Park in 2007.

While a Woods House now stands in a Denton County Historical Park on Mulberry Street, it was creatively Woods’ birthplace during 1015 Hill St.

Kelsey Jistel, curator of educational programs for the Office of History and Culture, pronounced several of a diggers found tiny animal bones, though “the kids seemed to be into it,” so all was excellent with those in attendance. The Office of History and Culture hold a puncture in Feb 2017, when a residence was changed to a mark nearby a downtown Square, though she pronounced this time around was “more exciting, finding-wise.”

Among a many finds were a shotgun shell, a span of children’s shoes, mostly intact, some entirely total potion medicine bottles and a set of rusty wheels, reputed to have belonged to some arrange of field-plowing device, Jistel said. The equipment found will turn partial of a permanent collection of a Office of History and Culture. 

“As things have settled, things have moved,” Jistel said, that is partial of because they brought out a community again to see what they could find.

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