Skeletal remains found in Deadwood home’s yardDEADWOOD (AP) — For the second time, the ghost of cemeteries past has once again visited the house at 66 Taylor Ave. in Deadwood.
DEADWOOD (AP) — For the second time, the ghost of cemeteries past has once again visited the house at 66 Taylor Ave. in Deadwood.
When the digging for a retaining wall commenced Monday morning what appeared to be century-old skeletal remains were unearthed for the second time in the last 10 years.
The home is situated on the former site of Deadwood’s first cemetery — the Ingleside Cemetery used from 1876 to 1878. “I got the call saying they’d found skeletal remains and I came up here immediately,” said Deadwood Historic Preservation Officer Kevin Kuchenbecker.
Katie Lamie, archaeologist and repository manager with the South Dakota State Historical Society Archaeological Research Center, said that her crew almost had the whole retaining wall trench dug before the scoop that revealed skeletal remains was exhumed. “There were no artifacts in the soil, nothing there around it, which is very unusual,” Lamie said.