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Title Ballads of the Dorion Dig
Object Name Pamphlet
Scope & Content Preface and eight free-verse poems inspired by the history of the Harrison Plantation (near Franklintown and current Amelia Island Plantation) and the Dorion Dig archeological excavation there in 1985-1989.
The author is C. Dennis (Denny) Smith of Amelia Island. He was a docent at Amelia Island Museum of History and was a Dorion Dig Tour Guide in 1989.
The illustrator is Ginny Selley of Yulee.
The author used the persona of I.M.A. Mockingbird for several poems, drawing on his recollections of mockingbirds that frequented the archeological site.
The book is dedicated to Dr. and Mrs. George Dorion. They had bought land near Amelia Island Plantation and started clearing land for house construction. Workers found Native American remains, and the Dorions started the archeological investigation in 1985, which later was supported by Florida state agencies.
Catalog Number 2006.004.001
Collection AIMH
Accession number 2006.004
Caption Cover of "Ballads of The Dorion Dig
Number of images 2
People Dorion, George
Smith, Denny
Selley, Ginny
Search Terms Dorion Dig
Subjects Poetry
Ballads
Classification Archaeology