Welcome to Weekend Reads at the PreservationNation blog, wherein we share a handful of the most interesting preservation-related stories we've come across over the course of the week.
"Jamestown’s original fort is perhaps the most archaeologically fertile acre in the United States. In 1994, Bill Kelso, a former head archaeologist at Monticello, put his shovel in the clay soil here and began unearthing the first of two million artifacts from the early days of the settlement. ... One firecracker revelation after another is now filling in the history of the first successful English colony in America." Smithsonian Magazine - New Jamestown Discovery Reveals the Identities of Four Prominent Settlers
"'Many people don’t realize that the ‘Deep Throat’ garage—where Mark Felt met with Woodward and Bernstein—is still a working parking garage in Arlington’s Rosslyn neighborhood,' says Andrew Terranova, concierge at Philadelphia’s Hotel Monaco, and the guide for the nearby Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour. 'A historic marker has been placed outside. '" Time - These Are America’s Best Cities for Historic Sites... Read More →
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