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Bluff Program Focuses on Archaeological Conservancy, Preservation of Fort Tombecbe’

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/19/2013
2:00 pm

Location
Plymouth Bluff Center

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COLUMBUS, Miss. — Jessica Crawford, southeast regional director at The Archaeological Conservancy, will discuss “The Archaeological Conservancy and the Preservation of Fort Tombecbe” at the next Sunday at the Bluff Program May 19 at 2 p.m.

As the regional director of the conservancy, Crawford’s responsibilities include overseeing management of conservancy properties in eight states and the acquisition of new sites. Most recently, she has been involved in the effort to preserve the site of Fort Tombecbe on the Tombigbee River near the present site of the Gainesville Lock and Dam. This French fort played a significant role in conflicts between French/Choctaw and English/Chickasaw alliances in northeast Mississippi in the 1730s.

The program is free and open to the public. The Plymouth Bluff Center is located on 2200 Old West Point Road in Columbus. For more information, call (662) 241-6214.