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A City, Beneath

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David Moore, a professor at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, has been digging and scraping in an area between Marion and Morganton since 1986. He went first as a doctoral student at UNC hoping to prove that Native Americans had lived and farmed there in the 16th century. What lay beneath this culture was uncovered by his team of archaeologists in the summer of 2013--remains of the oldest European fort (1567) in the inland United States. McShane recounts what is known about the leader of the 120 Spanish soldiers, Juan Pardo, and what has been learned about the fort.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 7, Dec 2013, p56-5860-62, 64, il, por