A sample of pages from a 230 page report, "A Historical and Archaeological Study of Washington Valley Park,
East of Middle Brook including Part of the Sight of Wayne's Brigade Encampment of 1777
,
was prepared for The Somerset County Park Commission by
Hunter Research in 2003.
The report is available at The Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission in Somerville.


My only find:
I did a lot of excavating around McBrides Rock to make it more accessable and kept a lookout for any artifacts.
The only thing I found that looked promising was the square corner of a cobalt blue bottle (I guess it was a bottle).
It was about 1 - 1½ ft down at the base of the rock, so had probably been around for a while.
 

Cobalt blue bottles are still made so there's no guarantee it's really old.
Some possibilities:
Historic Bottles of the British Military Used in the 18, 19 and 20th Century

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