Digging into history

Historical and archaeological societies team up in a search for remnants from the lost town of Lexington, an early 19th-century route to the West.
Friday, June 15, 2007 | 2:00 a.m. CDT; updated 12:08 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

A white plastic pole that stands a few feet above the ground marks the location of a blacksmith shop that was found in the summer of 2006. Another white plastic pole about 600 feet away marks a well and the remains of what is believed to be a tavern or general store found in 2005.