05 December 2013

Caskets, human remains unearthed at Philly elementary school playground

The playground of an elementary school in North Philadelphia was built on the grounds of a former cemetery. The unusual aspect of this news is that Philadelphia City Water Department workers dug up graves and skulls while excavating the playground ... A 1953 topo map on HistoricalAerials.com confirms the site as an IOOF Cemetery. IOOF is the standard abbreviation for the International Order of Odd Fellows ... Find A Grave does list 2,054 internments.

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