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Drought / Archaeological Finds / Mississippi River #117326

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 12, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Side effect of drought's impact on water levels in Mississippi River noted. Report introduced.

(W. Memphis, Arkansas: Mark Potter) Nautical graveyard along Mississippi River reported revealed due to lowered water level; details given, scenes shown of archaeologists studying 19th century wooden boats. [Archaeologist Gerald SMITH - says a whole culture is revealed.] Photo shown of 19th century coal barges and riverboats. [Archaeologist Skip STEWART-ABERNATHY - talks about revealed objects.] Pieces of Civil War boats unearthed on Big Black R. shown. [Historian Gordon COTTON - comments on find.] [Resident Jack FILLOBAUM, COTTON - think about boat's era.]

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Mark

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