A former history teacher, Fred O’Neill has a penchant for artifacts. So it’s no surprise that his interest was piqued when a 150-year-old tombstone turned up in the woods near his home.
“A kid told me he thought someone was buried there, so I checked it out,” O’Neill said as he hiked to the site.
“It turned out it was just the gravestone that had been buried in the ground,” he said. “But it belonged to a girl who had died in 1860.”
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