Location: West Virginia Length: 28 min.
In this film, a team of archaeologists combines traditional research and modern technology to unveil a lost era in American history. The film examines fateful events leading to the destruction of the once-proud legacy of a loyal family of Confederate Virginians, spanning decades of the early nineteenth century across a fertile fringe of wilderness in Western Virginia. With the help of about 80 slaves, their Southern-style plantation thrived. A century later, all that remained was the family home itself.
Directed by Daniel Boyd
Produced by Daniel Boyd and Mike Riley, Paradise Film Institute
Council for West Virginia Archaeology
Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc.
West Virginia Archives and History (West Virginia Division of Culture and History)
2008–2012 Preservation Activities at the Jenkins House Green Bottom, West Virginia (PDF; US Army Corps of Engineers)
Archival Research on the History of the Albert Gallatin Jenkins House (PDF; US Corp of Army Engineers)
Archeology at the Jenkins House Green Bottom, West Virginia (PDF; US Corp of Army Engineers)