The collection includes artifacts, photographs,
field notes, and history from an archaeological excavation of the John Shields farmstead located near Rancho Cordova,
California. The farmstead was established by John and Elizabeth Shields, who emigrated from Ireland in the 1850s. Peter J.
Shields was born on the Shields farm in 1862.
The Shields farmstead in what is now Rancho Cordova, California was established by John and Elizabeth Shields, who
emigrated from Ireland in the 1850s. Their son Peter J. Shields was born on the farmstead in 1862.
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Collection is open for research.