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18-century Connections at Spoonville

October 18, 2017

October Meeting of the Coffinberry chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society

This month’s presentation will introduce the historic component at the Spoonville site, well known for its Hopewell component and the nearby historic logging town in the second half of the 19th century.

Several historic references state that Madame LaFramboise had a seasonal trading post in the vicinity of this location until 1821 when she sold out Rix Robinson and the American Fur Company.

This presentation will discuss the historical accounts of occupations, focusing on the European fur trade era, and present the historic artifact assemblage recovered in the 1980’s and 90’s. These artifacts suggest occupations throughout the 19th century and possible trade activity prior to the establishment of Spoonville as a town.

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