Ephraim Sprague House Archaeological Site

A Time Capsule from the 18th Century

Sources of Additional Information

    Cross-mended white salt-glazed stoneware creamer

    A creamer, one of numerous cross-mended tea-related artifacts from the Sprague site.

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