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Another building was here?

This season we have been blessed with a team of "Cole Fellows" who have brought their considerable talents and training to many different needs here. I'd like to give you a sense of the amazing work they've been doing, starting with a true archaeological dig conducted by Anna Cressotti. After consulting with our landscape architect, Robert Toole, she decided to dig in a place where the grass would not grow, indicating the possibility of something underneath. Sure enough, she found a substantial stone foundation! A map of Catskill from 1867 shows several outbuildings in the same area, but their uses are unknown. Many thanks to Anna for providing us with another fascinating window onto the past.

Reader Comments (2)

Amazing find, I have always loved searching for unknown structures. We recently went diving in our lake near Fresno Ca, and found an old mining town at the bottom of the lake as well as some old bombers from the war, It was an awesome site to see. I wish I had more time to take trips to see the other wonders our world has to offer. Thanks again for sharing.

October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWebsite design fresno

Very cool little expedition so to speak:). Give it up for Anna and a map from 1867 must be breathtaking to look old relics like that! Thanks for the interesting post.

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteracls recertification

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