Urban Archaeology Event

Sorry for the late notice, but the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society is sponsoring a public archaeology event at the location of the former Johnson Boat Works on White Bear Lake the end of this week (May 16-19).  Demolition at the site earlier this spring exposed a number of foundations and building remnants.  With the help of volunteers, the society is conducting an archaeological survey of the foundations and building remnants exposed by the demolition. The site is located on the west shore of White Bear Lake, south of the junction of Hwys. 61 and 96.  Work will continue through Sunday, weather permitting.  Tours of the site will be offered each day at 10 am and 2 pm.  Visitors should note that parking is at a premium, and it is recommended that you park on the west side of Highway 61 and cross at the marked crosswalk. Here’s a link to a StarTribune article about Thursday’s work at the site.

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