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18th-century log fort found in Illinois

A previously unknown log fort which dates back to the 18th century has been found near two other forts in Illinois.

“This is the only excavation of its kind anywhere in the region,” said Mazrim.

“We have nothing to even compare it with until you go up to Michigan. We have excavated about a half dozen houses from the period in this area, but we have never, ever had a chance to look at something so well-preserved, such a single component. It’s not been complicated by other kinds of remains or occupations.”

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Story: George Pawlaczyk, BND | Photo: George Pawlaczyk, BND

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