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This summer Historic Stoddartsville again hosted a field school for a team of local anthropology students studying the early period of Stoddartsville’s history. Five archeological pits were opened in significant locations throughout the village. These locations included where scholars believe the mill workers lived, called “Mill Row,” the general store built in 1815 and the Stoddart House, a 4,000 square foot Georgian estate house built circa 1810.

Many historic artifacts were recovered which help tell the story of this early 19th century hamlet. Findings included coins from the 1800s, pottery made by local potters, building materials and glassware. Further study of these artifacts will be completed throughout the school year and will surely yield a greater understanding of Stoddartsville’s past.

This year’s dig was a great success and even earned a visit from WNEP Channel 16 news anchor Jon Meyer (See the news report here, http://wnep.com/2016/06/29/students-dig-into-poconos-past/). Come see the history, beauty and charm of Historic Stoddartsville for yourself by clicking on the lodging section and booking a stay in one of our four cottages.

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