Horsetooth Archaeology
Digging Stout

January 10 – July 5, 2020

Mezzanine Gallery

Opening Reception:
Friday, January 10, 6 – 8 pm

Free Admission

In 2002, the Bureau of Reclamation excavated three historic sites located below the normal water level of Horsetooth Reservoir, part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project in Larimer County, Colorado. These sites included a sandstone quarry, a small trash dump, and the Wathen Ranch, second site of the Stout Post Office. The artifacts retrieved from the site – glass bottles, broken pottery, and leather from shoes – tell the story of the inhabitants and their work.