The Squire Homestead: A Look into Early American Settlement and Trade in the Greater St. Louis Area
Author(s): Robin L Jorcke
This is an abstract from the "From Iliniwek to Ste Genevieve: Early Commerce along the Mississippi" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
The Squire Homestead site (11Ms2244), located in the Six Mile Prairie area of Madison County, Illinois, is the home of an influential, early American family. The home also appeared to function as a local trading post and fort, providing goods and protection during raids. This site provides a rare look at life styles during this time in the Greater St. Louis area. Amos Squire came to the area from Maryland in 1808 and family members remained on the land until the late 1800=s. The family=s cemetery is located northwest of the residence with Amos the first interment in 1825. Material remains recovered included uniform elements and four bayonets dating to the War of 1812, gun parts, horse gear, fine ceramics and counterfeit Spanish coins.
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The Squire Homestead: A Look into Early American Settlement and Trade in the Greater St. Louis Area. Robin L Jorcke. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449021)
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