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Body count rises at Spaulding Turnpike excavation

September 23, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Energy & Environment

ROCHESTER — The remains of six children, two adults, 10 wooden coffins, some buttons and a whole lot of history: these are the discoveries made thus far at the Legro family burial ground nestled in a wooded area near Spaulding Turnpike Exit 15.

Archaeologist Kathleen Wheeler said her crew may uncover the remains of a seventh child once their excavation is complete. Her Portsmouth-based firm, Independent Archaeological Consulting, has been at the grave site inside a bend of a highway exit since last week. She said they hope to finish work today.

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