The April forum speaker will be Ferrel Anderson.
Ferrel was raised in rural East Moline, IL. As a boy he hiked the woods, fields, and creeks in what is now the John Deere Administrative Center and Deere Run TPC, then known as Friendship Farm. This is where Ferrel and his twin brother would look for and find Indian relics by the score.
He graduated from United Township High School in 1958, and from Augustana College with a BA degree in Chemistry in 1962. Between college semesters he worked two summers with the University of Illinois. In 1960, he helped excavate a Sauk village site that Black Hawk lived in as a boy, and the next summer roamed the lower 60 miles of the Rock River Valley looking for and recording Native American village and burial sites.
In 1962-63 he attended the University of Illinois graduate school of Anthropology, and returned the next year to study chemistry. After school he worked as a research chemist at the Rock Island Arsenal. In his spare time he pursued archaeology as an amateur archaeologist.
He became active in preserving important archaeological sites, such as the Albany Indian Mounds, and forming and serving as President and Director of the Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology and the Quad Cities Archaeological Society. He also served as President and Director of the Iowa Archaeological Society.
Ferrel and his wife live in the Village of East Davenport where they raised five children and restored several Victorian homes.
Partners of Scott County Watersheds forum will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 12pm at the Eastern Avenue Library, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807.
Lunch is available but we ask for a $5 donation if you choose to eat. An RSVP via email is required for lunch. An RSVP for the meeting is optional, but appreciated.
Please RSVP or address questions to Scott Boose at [email protected].
Learn more about Partners of Scott County Watersheds at http://partnersofscottcountywatersheds.org