The ERA: Mewmarket's Digital Newspaper Project
Bones and skulls
Publication:
Newmarket Era (Newmarket, ON), 27 May 1881, p. 2


Description
Media Type:
Newspaper
Item Type:
Articles
Notes:
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.

Date of Publication:
27 May 1881
Personal Name(s):
James Drewery ; Dr. Wilson
Local identifier:
Ontario.News.253844
Language of Item:
English
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Bones and skulls