Arch Dig 2010!

The back hoe begins to move dirt.

With the rise in temperatures, summer is upon us, and summer here at Los Angeles State Historic Park means archaeological digs! Some of you may remember last November’s dig and last June’s dig, both of which explored the remnants of car shops left by the Southern Pacific Railroad. For this dig they are working about 150 feet south of where they dug before, this time they hope learn more about the foundation of the roundhouse (a building in which trains can be moved with ease from garage back to train tracks). As the dig continues, we will post more photos of their exciting discoveries.

Mike Sampson measures the height of the roundhouse foundation.

An exposed clay pipe!



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2 responses to “Arch Dig 2010!

  1. Pingback: News and Events – 20 June 2010 « L.A. Creek Freak

  2. Cool stuff. Hope you all find some goodies!

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