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History and Archaeology at Scull Shoals Mill Town by Jack Wynn; Thur. 14 Nov. @ 7 pm, Community House.

posted Nov 7, 2019, 8:47 AM by Manny Carvalho

On Thursday night, November 14, Dr. Jack Wynn will present “History and Archaeology at Scull Shoals Mill Town, Greene County” to the Lumpkin County Historical Society in the Community House.   The history of Scull Shoals included nearly 100 years of frontier defense, paper and cotton milling, fire, droughts and flooding, ended by a devastating flood in 1887. 

Personalities such at Dr. Thomas Poullain and Dr. Lindsey Durham dominated and influenced the town, and included hotelier and healer Agnes Paschal, who later moved to Auraria as an influential figure in the gold rush era. 

Dr. Wynn served as Forest Archaeologist for the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests from 1979-2000, and was involved in historical, archaeological and genealogical research on the old mill village for much of that time.  He directed Passport In Time archaeological investigations there from 1997-2003, writing the project report in 2006.  He presented papers on the Scull Shoals project in Ottawa, Canada, and in Georgia.  He helped found the non-profit Friends of Scull Shoals, Inc. in 1996, and they held 19th Century craft festivals at the site for several years.  

Visitors are welcome

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