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Frost Town archeological dig

Bridging the past and present: Frost Town

During a bridge replacement project in downtown Houston, TxDOT discovered remnants of one of the earliest settlements in the Houston area just south of the Buffalo Bayou. Learn more about Frost Town’s excavations and check back here as we share stories from the field.

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TxDOT is partnering with the Houston Archeological Society (HAS) to get public participation in the field, including:

  • Excavating a 19th century cistern in the project area.
  • Public visitation of the archeological dig.
  • Oral history project.

If you would like to get involved, please contact us below.


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