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Marker Honors New York City's Early Settlers

Monday, November 08, 2010

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New York has unveiled a marker at the northeast end of City Hall Park in honor of some of the city's earliest settlers.

The marker was unveiled in a cermony on Sunday by the city Landmarks Preservation Commission. It commemorates the reinternment of fragmentary human remains found during construction projects in the area over the past two decades, the Associated Press reports. 

The area now occupied by City Hall, City Hall Park and Tweed Courthouse was once the site of many historically documented 18th century cemeteries. 

Most of the fragments are too small to determine gender, age or ancestry.

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