Remains of store excavated at Boyd's Corner

December 10, 2008 5:12:03 AM PST
Archaeologists working for the Delaware Department of Transportation have unearthed the remains of a store that operated in the 1800s at what is now the intersection of U.S. Route 13 and state Route 896. The intersection is familiar to many as Boyd's Corner and is named for store owner John Boyd, who emigrated from Ireland to Delaware in 1791. The excavation is partially complete and the findings include pottery, coins, a brick foundation, a brick drain and a well.

The site is being excavated before DelDOT begins the construction of extra lanes at the busy intersection.

President Ian Burrow, with N.J.-based contractor Hunter Research, says workers have uncovered the remains of three buildings at the site, the first possibly dating to the 1700s.

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