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More on Tombstone Discovery At Washington Square Park Which Could Date Back to 18th Century -- Update: Confirmed!

More on Tombstone Discovery At Washington Square Park Which Could Date Back to 18th Century — Update: Confirmed!

October 26, 2009

Update 2:13 p.m! Confirmed by NYC Parks Department. From Cristina DeLuca from NYC Parks Department Press Office: Yes, I can confirm. Archaeologists and engineers are on the scene to make a preliminary report and nothing further is known at this time. —————————————————————————————————– More information on the tombstone that may have been was uncovered on Friday, [...]

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The Skeletons of Washington Square Park

The Skeletons of Washington Square Park

March 5, 2008

Washington Square Park “Renovation” (note: fountain entirely torn up now; trees gone.) Washington Square Park first came into being as a Park in the 1850′s. It was a Potter’s field (a “common” burial ground) from 1797-1825. It is believed that up to 20,000 people were buried there (and are still there) from that time period. [...]

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