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Uncovering past of Gloucester’s new park site

With the opening of the new state park in Gloucester only a few months away, the archaeological experts at the Fairfield Foundation are hard at work documenting and preserving generations of history at the site—from its pre-colonial days as a Native American settlement to more recent times as a dairy farm.

Dr. David Brown, co-director of the foundation, spoke about the work that is underway at the site of the future Machicomoco State Park at the quarterly meeting of the Gloucester Historical Society in Virginia.

About 50 people filled the parish house at Abingdon Episcopal Church in White Marsh on Sunday afternoon to hear Brown’s presentation about the site in Wicomico on the York River.

A major part of Fairfield Foundation’s work has focused on the Catlett House on the Timberneck Farm property, the 644-acre site that is being transformed into the state park. Built around 1800, with an addition constructed in 1853/54 and a kitchen added in the 1940s, the Catlett ...

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