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Union county – Above the ordinary size

A Relic of Former Days.

This week while digging^a’cellur C. H. Snipes, seven miles north east of here, unearthed several well preserved skeletons. The excavation was made in an Indian mound fifteen feet in height and fifty or sixty feet in circumference. The-lower skeleton was tho larger and in the best state of preservation. The skull of the larger skeleton measured over seven inches from the base to the crown which is some above the ordinary size. Such finds
as this are quite common in this section of country. The ground up
on which the town of New Albany is situated being an Indian burying
ground in gone by days, an excavation of a small depth in any part of town will bring to light a large quantity of human bones.—New Albany Gazette.

  1. The Port Gibson reveille. [volume], November 16, 1894, Image 1​
  2. The Grenada sentinel. [volume], November 17, 1894, Image 3

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