Historical reenactors/staff from the Old Barracks. Steel from the furnace at Petty’s Run was used in the fight against the British during the American Revolution.
“The Petty’s Run archeological dig, saved two years ago from being buried and backfilled, was unveiled at a ceremony with state and local officials yesterday.”
A much better end result for an important archaeological site.
A potentially interesting subject – what happens after an archaeologist asks to conduct an excavation in your backyard – is turned into a mediocre article in the NY Times magazine. The author chooses to frame it as a self- help/ personal growth issue. It’s not helped by the unimaginative title, either: