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Bones and skulls
Newmarket Era (Newmarket, ON), 27 May 1881, p. 2

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Last week a strange discovery was made in the township of Markham. On Tuesday while two me were digging post holes on the farm of James Drewery, lot 6, 4th concession of Markham, they shovelled up a skull. The following day farmers and others hurried to the scene with shovels, determined to ascertain who had been murdered. They sank their spades into the sandy soil by the roadside and in a few minutes hundreds of skulls, legs, arms and finger bones were exposed. Dr. Wilson is under the opinion that they were 300 year-old skulls - an ossuary pit used by Indians.

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27 May 1881
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James Drewery ; Dr. Wilson
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Bones and skulls