Archaeological Investigations at the Montgomery Site, Kenosha County, Wisconsin.

Author(s): Robert F. Sasso; Daniel J. Joyce

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 3: Material Culture and Site Studies" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

The Montgomery site is one of several important historic sites in the Petrifying Springs-Pike Woods locality in northeastern Kenosha County in southeastern Wisconsin. The Montgomery cabin (ca. 1834-1839) is reputed to be the first Euro-American cabin built within what became Kenosha County. Partly excavated by avocational archaeologists in 1975-77, it is the focus of professional investigations by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the Kenosha Public Museum since 2013. Historic records research has helped us to understand the site’s changing land, occupants, and use. We have documented a minimum of three separate historic structures, including the original cabin, as well as a second cabin and a frame house, both constructed ca. 1855.  Our work has enhanced our understanding of site contexts, the nature and extent of earlier avocational work, and early nineteenth century life along the Pike River. Research findings are presented for four discrete areas of the site. 

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Archaeological Investigations at the Montgomery Site, Kenosha County, Wisconsin.. Robert F. Sasso, Daniel J. Joyce. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449181)

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Cabins Euro-American Pioneer

Geographic Keywords
United States of America

Temporal Keywords
Nineteenth Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 214