Sunday, January 19, 2014

Pieces of the Past

PITTSBURGH -- I had the opportunity to look through an array of artifacts that have been dug up around the Fort Pitt Block House.

Included among the artifacts were hundreds of pieces of broken glassware. These particular ones show a variety of patterns from dishes that were buried in the ground around the Block House, probably from the time when families lived there or nearby (throughout the1800s), possibly from fill brought to the site, or maybe even bottles from a bottle factory that was located across the Allegheny River that may have used the Block House for storage.

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