Nesbitt Memorial Library

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Library Participates in Archaeological Expedition

February 2, 2002

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On February 2, 2002, Gregg Dimmick, Joe Hudgins (this area's state-appointed archeological steward), and Terry Kiefer conducted an archeological survey of a ranch south of Columbus in hopes of finding artifacts left behind by the Mexican army in 1836. Though documents firmly establish that the Mexican army crossed the Colorado River at a site on or very near the ranch, no artifacts were found. Library staff helped set up and participated in the expedition. The photograph above shows Kiefer, Hudgins, Dimmick and other expedition members studying a map before proceeding to the supposed Mexican army campsite.