June 21st, 2013

 

My New South crew and I got to tour a little more of Gwinnett County on Friday, June 21st! Our first library was the Buford Public Library, and it was packed with eager kids, ready to learn about the fascinating world of archaeology!

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In the late 1800s, Buford was known for its leather production, and was nicknamed “The Leather City.” Well I didn’t notice much leather at the library, but I sure did notice how much everyone was enjoying themselves!

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Next up, we traveled over to the Duluth Public Library. Did you know that Duluth was ranked the 26th Best Place to Move, by Forbes magazine? Well they must have been right, because this was the most diverse crowd my crew and I have seen yet! I heard over eight different languages, all talking about how wonderful I was of course!

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Everyone really came out to see what I was all about, and boy were they impressed. They really enjoyed diving into the underwater archaeology exhibit, as well as all of the other fun interactive games that we brought along. I was amazed at how many kids got my true/false questions correct about archaeology. These kids must have really dug into reading, because they knew their stuff!

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