Cowford Jam 2018
On June 3, 2018, Eco Relics of Jacksonville hosted Cowford Jam 2018. The fundraising event to benefit Cowford Archaeology will help us continue our Jacksonville Wall Project. The purpose of the project is to document the wall and the defensive forts built around Jacksonville by the Union Army in 1864. The day was a success thanks to the generosity of the Eco Relics owners, Annie and Michael Murphy, Tracy Rigdon and the entire staff. Crucial Eddy Cotton and the Uncanny Valley Boys entertained the crowd with a selection of train songs and more in recognition of Jacksonville's Rail Yard District. The All Sauced Up BBQ & Grill food truck and Coastal Cajun Catering kept everyone hydrated & full. The Bloodmobile on site from Life South exceeded its quota of 10 donors and students at Young's Karate showed off their martial arts skills. Thanks too to Carlos Campos, who donated a few kegs of beer to the festivities and everyone who came out! Special thanks to Dr. Wayne Wood, who spoke in support of our group. Lake G. Ray III also made a brief appearance. All in all, it was a successful, rain-free day. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us. Your contributions and continued faith in the success of our project is appreciated. New members and donations are of course, always welcome as we continue to uncover Jacksonville's history - one shovelful at a time.
Many more pictures were taken and may be seen on our Facebook page.