Friday, March 23, 2007

Archaeological Dig Commences On The Independence Mall Grounds
At the controls of a hydraulic excavator, Mayor John Street hoisted the first mound of dirt from an archeological site on Independence Mall yesterday.
The dig was in commemoration of the slaves held by former president George Washington and John Adams centuries ago. It will supplement the site of the President's House, where an architectural design was announced last month of a proposed monument that will be built adjacent to the Liberty Bell Center.
The dig is designed to determine if there are any artifacts in the ground that might tell more about the people who lived and worked in the President's House, especially the slaves.