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Levi Jordan Plantation
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ARCHAEOLOGY AND HOUSE TOURS
Saturday, October 23, 1999
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FM 521, west of Four Forks (see map)
call at (713) 798-1628
October is Texas Archaeology Awareness month. Public Tours of the archaeological excavations on the Levi Jordan Plantation will be given on Saturday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dr. Kenneth Brown of the University of Houston is scheduled to conduct the tours. Brown has been studying the plantation's history and conducting archaeological field schools at the Levi Jordan plantation for many years.
The excavations have focused on the area of the slave and tenant cabins and has yielded much valuable information about the culture and artistry of the Afro-American community that lived at this plantation. The site is considered to be one of the richest in the entire South, and a number of artifacts discovered were included in a touring Smithsonian exhibit, "Before Freedom Came." Some of these artifacts may be on display.
The Levi Jordan Plantation is located on FM 521, about 1/2 mile west of the intersection with FM 524, known as Four Forks. A state historical marker stands in front of the house, which was built around 1850. Tours of the plantation house are also planned. It is one of the few ante-bellum plantation houses remaining in Brazoria County. For additional information or directions, call Ginny Raska, president of the Levi Jordan Plantation Historical Society, at (713) 798-1628.
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