Crescent Lake - Passport in Time

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Deschutes National Forest, Oregon, 1991
from The Bulletin, Bend Oregon

Thursday, June 27, 1991

Take a 'Passport in Time' through archaeological dig

Amateur archaeologists will have a chance to excavate Native American artifacts from a site near Crescent Lake under a new program offered by  he Bend-based Deschutes National Forest. 

The "Passport in Time" program involves the excavation of a site that may be as much as 8,000 years old on the shore of Crescent Lake, about 25 miles west of Crescent. 

The oldest portions of the site lie under an ash deposit created by the eruption of Mount Mazama - the eruption that formed Crater Lake.

The program will take place during the weekends of July 12 to 14, August 9 to 11 and September 13 to 15. Work will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Space is limited to about 15 volunteers per three-day session and slots are filling fast on a first-come, first-served basis.
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