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Richard Ervin, Senior Archaeologist. 2014. “Floodplain Paint Branch Before Construction.” Special Collections, USDA National Agricultural Library. Accessed February 8, 2023, https://www.nal.usda.gov/exhibits/speccoll/items/show/8942.