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Post-fire Historical Documentation of the Construction Materials and Methods Used in Rebel's Rest

An interdisciplinary team of faculty and students including Professors Gerald Smith, Sarah Sherwood, and Scott Torreano, Landscape Analysis Lab director Chris Van de Ven and post-baccalaureate Fellows Jane Millar and Patrick Vestal are documenting the physical and cultural elements of the historic Rebel's Rest building and grounds.  Torreano and Vestal are conducting tree-ring analyses to identify the species and age of the wood used in construction.  Rebel’s Rest grew in size through the years and their goal is to compliment the concurrent work on building techniques and cultural artifacts which are coming to light.