I am probably one of the last people that got to dig there just before they built the train ride. The owner of McBrides gun shop on North Lamar use to have 2 cigar boxes full of big blades that came from there, and they were impressive.
I admit I have not read the entire article at this writting but while out shopping yesterday
I spotted the article on the front pape of the paper.
Did a quick [ free ] scan of the text.
Got the general idea but what stood out like words with yellow highlighter....
COST $ 700,000.00 ! This is in the heart of Austin TX so the actual costs that the contractors will
be expecting is the usual 25% "overrun" = $1,000,000.00
Sounds like a lot to me just for what Mike & Mc left
We can't have left behind much! They claimed it was all dug out before I was there. So, ours was a dog scrap dig at best. Most of the digging was done in the 1950's. When your on the banks of the Colorado, or Barton Creek, realestate values is a game only Megabucks can play.
I finally Read the story on the Barton springs dig, sho nuff, I was too critical on the costs.
The article clearly states they are only after the FLAKES that Mike & Mc left behind. NO permanant vandal proof info center to at least show pic of what was found, TARL seems to be involved so the "finds" will be safely encased in proper wood boxes up on
Burnet road and the University's finacial books duly
upgraded with the new find's intrinsic values.
One million is actually a very modest sum to find out
what M&M left behind, In the same time slot they are
installing a 2.5 million dollar lawn sprinkler
sytem right across the street.