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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Timely Topics Tersely Treated

First off, a salute to a local historian, Virginia Scarborough:  click here to view The Houston Chronicle's recent article about her devotion to our historical legacy

I also found this article about what's happening at the San Felipe de Austin State Historical Site.  Click here to read about recent archeological exploration.

And finally, the Cemetery Committee of the Fort Bend County Historical Commission is probing below the surface in Richmond, trying to located the lost grave of Erastus 'Deaf' Smith, famed scout for the Texas army during the fight for independence from Mexico.  Historical records indicated the general vicinity; the committee is using their Ground Penetrating Radar device to relocate Smith's resting place. 

If you are interested in local history and want to volunteer, call 281-342-6478 or email redrocket37@yahoo.com.  Here are some photos of their work.

Erastus 'Deaf' Smith
Pushing the radar

Radar image of subsurface

Collecting data in the grid