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Project Feature: Lorin Brace and the Roosevelt Park Collection

C. Lorin Brace VI is a 1st year master’s candidate at Wayne State University.  He completed a bachelor of science degree in History and Anthropology from Eastern Michigan University in 2011.  606 more words


Sector G: An Archaeological Case of Multiple Shoes

Samantha Malette is a second year MA Student in the Anthropology program here at Wayne State, with a focus on historical archaeology. She is also a student leader of archaeological and archival research on the Unearthing Detroit project. 631 more words

Unearthing Detroit

At Gettysburg - Part III

While John Mason Norvell and Freeman Norvell faced C.S.A. forces, July 2-3 1863, on Cemetery ridge and Culp’s Hill, the two remaining Norvell brothers: Major Edwin Forrest and Lt. 358 more words

American History

At Gettysburg - Part II

Freeman Norvell, son of U.S. Senator John Norvell of Michigan and his third wife, Isabella Hodgkiss Norvell,  had served in the Mexican War as a Marine 2nd Lt in the “Halls of Montezuma.”  He was breveted a 1st Lt. 599 more words

American History

At Gettysburg - Part I

Four of the six Norvell  brothers in the Union Army  fought in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863, considered to be the turning point in the Civil War. 921 more words

American History