2011-10-29 Sift for Sherds
Many pieces of pottery were found today during the "Sift for Sherds" for 19th century Suttles pottery in dirt excavated from the former Suttles pottery in La Vernia. Members of the La Vernia Historical Association, along with students from La Vernia ISD participated. The event was open to the public. Brothers George and Isaac Suttles came to La Vernia following their service in the Union Army during the Civil War. They made utilitarian pottery in La Vernia from the 1870s to the 1920s. A Texas State Historical Marker indicates where their pottery was made in the center of LV. The dirt was excavated from the La Vernia City Hall property when a new addition was built in 2010. The City allowed the LVHA to save the dirt which contained many pottery pieces due to proximity of the City Hall to the pottery site. In 2000, the LVHA conducted an archeaological dig, supervised by Archealogist, David Nickel at the potttery site. For additional information, visit www.LaVerniaHistory.com.
Oct 29, 2011