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Nineteenth-Century Cabin Excavated at University of Iowa
Monday, November 04, 2013
IOWA CITY, IOWA—An excavation at the site of a new building at the University of Iowa has uncovered a limestone foundation that dates to the 1830s. The foundation is thought to have supported a cabin overlooking the Iowa River. Trading beads were found in an area that was probably a storage area under the cabin’s floor boards. Six brick-lined cisterns dating to the late nineteenth century, two privies, and a well containing trash from the 1850s, including bottles, dishes, buttons, a sheet-music holder, and personal items, were also found at the site.
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