Hart Island, a Potter's Field in Long Island Sound
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Hart Island, a Potter's Field in Long Island Sound

New York City has a potter's field here in which close to 1,000,000 people have been buried, at the rate of about 1,500 a day. The island has an interesting history in addition to that of burial ground. See On the Island of the Dead, by Corey Kilgannon, in today's New York Times, at pp. Metro 1, 6. The article says that prisoners are the grave diggers.

Publication date Jun 24, 2018
Property ID: 1198
Updated on: Aug 31, 2019

New York City has a potter's field here in which close to 1,000,000 people have been buried, at the rate of about 1,500 a day. The island has an interesting history in addition to that of burial ground. See On the Island of the Dead, by Corey Kilgannon, in today's New York Times, at pp. Metro 1, 6. The article says that prisoners are the grave diggers.

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Hart Island in Long Island Sound , Hart Island , Department of Corrections, Bronx County, New York, 10464, United States
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Cemeteries, Graves, Burial Grounds History Islands Jails, Prisons Solemn Cyber Plaques
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Created Date:
06-24-2018
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