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Re: urban cemeteries

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In another archaeology tech job for the Queens Historical Association (NYC – Celia Bergoffen, PhD, RPA, Stanley Cogan, Borough Historian) we hand test excavated the landmarked Moore-Jackson Cemetery to determine what reconstruction had taken place in the historic cemetery, part of a block-to-block property acquired by the Queens Historical Association. Erroneously reported an extant cemetery, all the stones are in landscaped positions documented now from the WPA era. Additional remote-sensing or further excavation will be needed to “find” it outside the garden. Family residence associated with it was where the British Army headquartered and won the “Battle of Long Island” the first defeat of General Washington in the American Revolution. After, at trial, the owners, were found innocent of collaboration with the British Army, the house on a strategic crossroad of “information”. It looks like a cemetery, once next to the Japanese-American garden supplier, but was arranged, i.e., all the stones had broken bottoms, where often they extend as much as 3 feet or more into the ground. Drive-by cemetery crashing in the early 1930s? If someone would be interested in trying a remote-sensing test there please contact them.

Written by georgejmyersjr

06/24/2008 at 11:01 pm

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