- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Crews at the McGillycuddy house in Rapid City have begun unearthing the home’s original wooden sidewalk.

The Rapid City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1OJStlo ) that archaeologists last summer discovered the original wooden sidewalk from the 1800s preserved by layers and layers of dirt. The find came as the archaeologists were searching for an underground carriage step.

Architect and Historic Rapid City board member Fred Thurston says it’s an exciting find, as it may be the only original wooden sidewalk in Rapid City.

A Quality Services Inc. crew led by principal investigator Mark Carpenter is performing the work.

Carpenter says it’s a process that could take some time, especially as they get closer to important artifacts and the sidewalk.

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Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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