Tuesday, April 24, 2007

County Quarry Plan Raises Criticism
Buried deep inside a cave outside Elkins are markings on a damp rock wall from an era long ago.

"Phil Carrigan, 1836," said Jerry Hilliard of the Arkansas Archeological Survey, thick mud covering his clothes from his exploration Thursday inside the large cave system. "The year Arkansas became a state."

"Did you say, 'Carrigan?'" former State Rep. Jan Judy asked the two University of Arkansas archaeologists standing on her wooden front porch as they sipped water from her nearby spring. "That's a distant relative of mine."

Actually not much archaeology there in the article, and it seems only graffiti in the caves.