Gibson's House Site

Gibson's House Site (HMNHV)

Location: Brookline, MO 65619 Greene County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 6.773', W 93° 24.467'

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Wilson's Creek

An archaeological study is a lot like a detective story. In 1966 an archeological investigation uncovered many bits of evidence from the area in front of you - the remnants of John and Martha Gibson's home. Bone handled dinner service, pewter utensils, and good china indicate the Gibson's relative affluence. Horse and mule shoes, wrought iron handles, an iron mold for casting lead shot, and numerous farming items point out that this "good life" was well earned. In an age when self sufficiency was a way of life John Gibson was undoubtedly a farmer, blacksmith, hunter, and carpenter, as well as a miller.

In the years after the War, the Gibson's left their home along Wilson Creek. Later the house would burn to the ground. The items uncovered allow us to gain a better understanding of this family and their lives. But some answers remain hidden, buried in written records and ruins. Like a detective, we must hope that further searching will someday provide clues to these unanswered questions.

Please do not disturb this area. All archaeological sites in the Park are protected by federal law. Help us preserve the rich history of Wilson's Creek.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 463770 N 4107472
Decimal Degrees37.11288333, -93.40778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 6.773', W 93° 24.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 6' 46.38" N, 93° 24' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)417
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5124-5198 Gibson's Mill Trail, Brookline MO 65619, US
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