Study Aides for the "The Site of the Sulphur Fork

Factory in Southwest Arkansas, 1817-1822"

Article from the The Arkansas Archeologist:

Bulletin of the Arkansas Archeological Society


 
Essay Questions for The Site of the Sulphur Fork Factory


1. What methods were used to find the site of the Sulphur River Factory?
 
2. What physical evidence found in excavation proved that the area investigated was indeed the Sulphur Fork
Factory?
 
3. What part of the Sulphur Fork site was excavated? What might remain to be investigated?
 
4. What was the role of amateur investigators in examining the Sulphur Fork Factory? The role of professional
archeologists?
 
5. What methods were used to excavate and investigate physical remains of the Sulphur Fork Factory?
 
 
Multiple Choice Questions for The Site of the Sulphur Fork Factory
 
 
1. Which chapter of the Arkansas Archeology Society surveyed the Sulphur Fork Factory?
a. Kadohadocho
b. Nachitoches
c. Cigainero
d. Dalton
e. Spanish Real
 
 
2. Which of these men did not work on the Sulphur Fork Factory?
a. John Fowler
b. Larkin Edwards
c. Russell M. Magnaghi
d. Jacob Irwin
e. William McClellan
 
 
3. The first person to dig at the Sulphur Fork Factory site was
a. Dr. Frank Schambach
b. George Gray
c. Perry Plunkett
d. David Jeane
e. Janice Dent
 
 
4. All of these items were found at the Sulphur Fork Factory except:
a. military uniform buttons
b. gun parts
c. human bones from grave sites
d. cooking utensils
e. silver coins
 
 
5. How many different types of military units must have been present at the Sulphur Fork Factory?
a. 1
b. 6
c. 2
d. 3
e. 5
 
 
 
Activity for The Site of the Sulphur Fork Factory
Learning more about Early American Money
 
 
Using library resources and the Internet, find articles describing coins that were used widely in the U.S. in the early 19th century. Find out why a Spanish coin --- the Real --- played an important medium of exchange. Calculate the value of "a bit."