Remains of store excavated at Boyd's Corner

BOYD'S CORNER, Del. (AP) - December 10, 2008 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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