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Digging into history

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An archeological investigation is underway at a tiny building behind the Plymouth Center for the Arts. Historians believe the 18th-century structure at 11 North St. might have originally been used to house slaves owned by George Watson, a wealthy merchant who once had an estate there. Archeologist Craig Chartier was scheduled to begin working at the site April 25 and will continue to do so as weather permits. To volunteer or learn more about the project, contact Donna Curtin at the Plymouth Antiquarian Society at 508-746-0012 or

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