Six young AmeriCorps
volunteers showed up in November 2019 along with
and Fred Briuer to clear the
insidious brush, vegetation and small trees
impede any attempt to run geophysical
instruments across a significant section
of Fort St. Pierre just outside the south wall and
moat of the fort.
These industrious volunteers came fully prepared for
a daunting, four hour laborious effort,
cutting, sawing, chopping and removing the brush and
piling it on the southern extreme of
the fort, thereby providing a new impediment to
illegal looting of our National Historic
Landmark. The volunteers worked like Stakhanovites
with this back breaking work.
The most impressive part of their effort was that
they all expressed gratitude for being
an important contribution to all our ambitious
geophysical, archaeological, historical
research and site protection efforts. Some expressed
doubts about the enormous job
when they first arrived. but they did it!
Future field investigations will present new
opportunities for their eager dedication to
doing a wonderful job to help us.
AmeriStar Team Delta 4
members were Phoenix Jarrell-Desch, William McGrane,
Sidney Williams, Dani Hudson, Erin Guajard0, and
Vincent Donovan Davis.
Photos by Elizabeth