CAVE SPRING HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NEWS RELEASE 12/4/12
ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG BY PROFESSIONAL SET FOR CHEROKEE CABIN
PLEDGE DRIVE LAUNCHED TO FUND DIG, COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS TO HELP
Garrow has had experience with several archaelogical digs at the Chieftains in Rome. Hurdle is with the Knoxville, Tenn. office of Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., which is the contractor for the work. The project will follow standards of the State Secretary of Interior's Guidelines for Archaeological & Historic Preservation. The dig is scheduled for December 17 thru 21st. Demonstrations to the viewing public will be offered during the dig.
Community volunteers to help with the excavation may schedule work through the Cave Spring Historcial Society. (President is Peggy Algood at (706) 777-8789). The Field Director, Pat Garrow, will direct and instruct the volunteers' work.
The historical society has launched a Pledge Drive to fund the cost of the professional excavation. Persons wishing to donate to this special purpose fund may write to: Cave Spring Historical Society, PO Box 715, Cave Spring, GA 30124. The historical society must raise $6,400 in the next 30 days.
The archaeologcal dig will be by hand excavation and Garrow expects his findings to help determine the historical facts of the Cherokeee Cabin. This would provide a historical context, as would additional documentation that is being assembled this month to make the Cabin recognized by the state as a "historical place".