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Site of pioneer Peter Britt’s cabin found

The Columbian
Published: October 21, 2010, 12:00am

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Archaeologists think they’ve found the site of a cabin that belonged to southern Oregon pioneer photographer Peter Britt.

The Mail Tribune reports that the discovery was the highlight of a celebration Tuesday night of the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of Jacksonville, Britt’s hometown and now the site of the Britt Festival.

Southern Oregon University archaeologist Chelsea Rose led the dig that located the site of the long-gone cabin, which was built in 1852. Experts think it is one of the earliest-known pioneer cabin sites to be studied in the region.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

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