Eileen Hannay, left, the manager of the Rogers Island Visitor Center, shows part of a cellar to visitors on Aug. 18, 2006, in Fort Edward, N.Y. A five-year-long archaeological project has unearthed the 250-year-old site of a merchant's establishment that sold wine, rum, tobacco and other goods to the thousands of soldiers who passed through this region during the French and Indian War, when Fort Edward was the largest British military post in North America. (AP Photo/ Jim McKnight )
People bought things in the 1800's?!? The heck you say!
And here I always thought that they were lying to me at Williamsburg.
posted on 10/08/2006 8:00:31 AM PDT
(Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
Who gets to keep all the finds? The owner of the property where it was found, or the archeologist and his students?
posted on 10/08/2006 8:09:31 AM PDT
by Duke Phelan
(Practice makes perfect, but nobody is perfect, so why practice?)
Archeologists were surprised to find that one of the items, a package of aspirin, bore a price tag of 76p, the equivalent of nearly $10 in today's currency. They also found part of a broken sign that said "Thank thee. Come again."
posted on 10/08/2006 8:16:31 AM PDT
Neat! Thanks for posting this.
posted on 10/08/2006 8:48:35 AM PDT
(Pelosi, December 18, 1998, Statement in Opposition to the Articles of Impeachment)
I think you have a ping list that might find this interesting. (If I'm mistaken, please accept my apology!)
posted on 10/08/2006 10:47:51 AM PDT
(The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
posted on 10/08/2006 11:08:53 AM PDT
With the permission of military officials, sutlers set up shop near a fort's gates, taking advantage of the isolated location to do a brisk trade with off-duty soldiers and officers.
They're still around today, you'll see them just across the border from military bases.
posted on 10/08/2006 5:20:37 PM PDT
(Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
I'll have two slurpees.
posted on 10/08/2006 6:16:45 PM PDT
The first white settlement here was established...
And it's been downhill ever since.
posted on 10/08/2006 6:34:49 PM PDT
(*Bubba & *Hillary - hardly innocent until proven completely guilty...)
That part of the country is loaded with history. Didn't the Dutch originally land near Albany in 1620 or so?
Wish I had one percent of the antiques (they call it junk) stored in the barns back there!!!
posted on 10/08/2006 7:47:56 PM PDT
(There is no such thing as "moderate muslims". They are all "silent supporters!!")
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