Skip to comments.Archaeologists Relocating Graves Found In Yard In Oak Brook, Illinois
Posted on 08/02/2014 2:39:02 PM PDT by KeyLargo
Archaeologists Relocating Graves Found In Yard In Oak Brook August 1, 2014 7:34 AM
CHICAGO (CBS) A team of archaeologists has been excavating the yard of a west suburban home for the past two weeks, after the residents unearthed several graves from a 19th century cemetery.
WBBM Newsradios Nancy Harty reports property along whats now known as Kimberly Court in the Brook Forest subdivision of Oak Brook was once part of a cemetery that was active from 1830 to 1890.
Dr. Kevin McGowan, director of the Public Service Archaeology & Architecture Program at the Uiversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said the cemetery wasnt used much after the early 20th century.
The cemetery once held more than 400 bodies, according to McGowan. Most were moved to a different cemetery in the 1960s when developers took interest in the land.
They decided that the cemetery was in such disrepair that they wanted to remove the remaining burials to another cemetery, so that they could redevelop it, he said. But that removal process was incomplete.
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LOL! So true.
Was once part of a cemetery..
Yea OK and they sold it off before they made sure there were no left over corpses at that local...WTF,Over
That was quick.
The site of O'Hare International Airport's newest runway was once the historical St. Johannes Cemetery in Bensenville. Daily Herald File Photo
LOL! A guy I know jumped out of a grave yard at a busy corner on election night to ask drivers where the polling places are.
No, it wasn’t me :)
Jimmy Hoffa sighting ?
A significant portion of the Harrisburg PA Shoop’s Church Cemetery was relocated to construct the “Eisenhower Interchange” (I-83, I-283, and US 322) in the 1950’s.
The city Fathers of Corinth, Mississippi, sold and paved over literally five to eight thousand graves of Civil War Casualties from the Battle of Shiloh, Corinth, and the Siege of Corinth. This whole city is built upon graves. I would bet the most unmarked graves in the US are here.
Rt 22 in Easton (just before you cross into Jersey) has “cemetery curve”, a sharp set of “S” turns to avoid a cemetery.
Says a lot for “cremation” doesn’t it?
Those corpses would beg to differ, they were using it every day.
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