by Cynthia Peterson, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
Archaeological work has shifted to the south end of the park. There, low-income renters lived near a small corner grocery run by the Sicilian Rinella family. The archaeologists and volunteers are staying warm in plastic yurts. Excavations are expected to continue through next week.
This example is one of the “Dr. F. Wilhofts (Original) Lady’s Syringe”, produced by Goodyear Rubber around 1900, was recently recovered from a stone well in Iowa City during an archaeological investigation.