Rockton archaeologists dig for old house - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

Rockton archaeologists dig for old house

Posted:
ROCKTON (WREX) -

Macktown Living History Center in Rockton could soon have a new addition to its 19th century village.

Archaeologists have been digging for the last five years on the land once owned by William Shores. They know a house once stood on the property, but first they have to find it. Last year's discover of a Cistern has the diggers hopeful they are close to finding the 170-year-old home's foundation.

"Usually the cistern is at the corner of a house, a building, because it catches all the water that comes down off the roof. So we have the cistern now, we're heading this way looking for the house foundation," said Rochelle Lurie, archaeologist.

The archaeologists say they have found a lot of American Indian relic during their dig as well.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Trista Truesdale at (815) 335-7856. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.