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Unearthing History Old City Cemetery works to identify unmarked graves

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  • Unearthing history at Old City Cemetery

    A excavation site at Old City Cemetery includes a shallow trench encircling an area of the grounds. Crews hope to help determine how many graves are present and where they are located.

Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013 4:10 am | Updated: 1:38 pm, Tue Mar 3, 2015.

The subtle striations in the earth tell the story. Underneath the dark, rich topsoil and interweaving the duller yellow dirt, it can be spied: streaks of red clay — angular, even spaced, unmistakable.

"There's one guy here, and there's another one alongside him," said Randy Lichtenberger, an archaeologist.

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