The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on November 28, 1971 · Page 16
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 16

Freeport, Texas
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Sunday, November 28, 1971
Page 16
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RT FACTS, Frttport, Texas, S.rtday, November M, 1171, r«g« 18 f^ ; J i^km HEARD i>EENV - More than •« iiry of history was Hrlhedr recently in •ia County on a plan- that settled before the plantation's refuse Is todays treasure trove »* * ' a A l - , * ^ lie most people are ng for land to bury their ige -under, Mrs. June ingham was doing just pposltc. She located a plot' ind thai was a 19th century U' site for a large and ng 1 plantation. ,' the" plantations of leryear, large cisterns dug to store water and to the refuse from the big es. Mrs. Birmingham began digging In a large cistern and before she was through, there were over 500 bottles unearthed, along with various other Items that told some ot the history of the old estate. Many of the old glass bottles were tiny, fragile vials that held perfume long ago, and that had traveled the long distance from Parts, France, without benefit of the modern methods of transportation. : There were many wine bottles, also imported from France, along with numerous beer bottles made in the United States. Bottles and jars for every Imaginable use were WE'RE AT A NEW LOCATION THE BLACKLIGHT 412 LAKE JACKSON RD. CLUTE A BIGGER & BETTER BUILDING 1 Handle A Large Selection Of Merchandise WE HAVE WATER BEDS - BLACKLIGHTS P.OSTERS • PATCHES CANDLES & INCENSE Special Price on Some Posters )ME BY AND SEE OUR BLACKLIGHT ROOM EVERYONE WELCOME TOTAL AUTOMATIC COLOR TV dlscovcnid, alottg with a few tarnished pieces of silver flatware. An old brass button, evidently off of a military uniform; targe chunks of marble; and heavy Iron kettles and flat irons, are all treasures Mrs, Birmingham uncovered In her careful digging. Numerous glass Items were broken during the excavation, although every precaution was taken. One bottle that shows a pcclal part of Braxorla County history Is an old* medicine bottle that has "Weems Drug Store, Braiorla, Texas" carved In the front of It, One of the most Unusual Items to be found was a whiskey or cordial decanter In a brass holder. Five of the original six tiny glasses were found with the decanter. There was evidently a well- stocked medicine chest on the plantation. There are about too medicine bottles and vials In different sizes and colors. along with many bottles that are marked "poison." TTie kitchen must have been well slocked too, as there are almost as many extract bottles, most of them bearing the McCormlck brand stamped In the glnu. The cistern was emptied by Mrs. Birmingham, all the way to the concrete bottom, and then filled In again and covered, The bottles, all o( which would delight the most avid collector, are sorted accordinit to what they con- falned. n« nearly as Mr*. Birmingham can ascertain, and stand Inside the plantation house where they were used. Because of their value to collector*, Mrs, Birmingham has aiked that the name of the plantation not be revealed, llowevrr, *lnc« she want» to share the excitement of the discovery, the will set up appointment* for anyone wanting to *ee the bottle* In perton, Site cart be reached by calling DEER PROCESSING 3-BROTHERS .MKUICINK UOTTl.ta shown! the ptantatioo'ii mttllcal need* were important. This group l» headed by container froni Weems' Drug Store in Urazoria A trcoiure Itxiav, it was junk after it served it* purpose CHOOSE FROMTHREE STYLES' B Your choice of A. Early American-model 7324. B. Contemporary—model 7322. C. Mediterranean styling- model 7326. 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