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Radar finds 145 graves under Florida school

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Ground penetrating radar has located 145 caskets at the southeast corner of the King High School campus.

The caskets, buried 3 to 5 feet deep, are part of a mid-20th century paupers burial ground known as Ridgewood Cemetery. Today, the one-acre site is open land with one small building, used for the school’s agricultural program.

“These appear to be coffins or voids in the soil where coffins have decayed over time,” school Superintendent Jeff Eakins said at a news conference Wednesday. The announcement came during a meeting of the district’s Historical Response Committee, set up in response to news King High may have been built on a cemetery.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/hillsborough/2019/11/20/are-there-graves-on-king-high-schools-campus/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50501741

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BrooklynGuy

Thanks for the stories Still Waters. This is sad news and I have read similar stories over the years about other sites being discovered during the course of new construction including Native American burial grounds. In addition 3-5 feet is the standard burial depth in Florida especially along the coasts because of the water table and Britton Hill in the Panhandle, is the highest point in Florida at just 345 feet above sea level.

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OverSword

Does the merry-go-round spin by itself? 

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