Time Capsule Found in Historic Green-Wood Cemetery

The following excerpt is from an article in the January 23, 2013 edition of New York Daily News.

A construction worker last week discovered a time capsule filled with historic books hidden inside a wall of the landmark cemetery’s crematorium.

The weathered metal box entitled “Green-Wood 1838-1954” was likely squirreled away in the wall in 1954 and included six books detailing the history of the 478-acre cemetery.

…But the pages were totally ruined by years of rain water that seeped into the box and through the plastic covering inside.

…The Sunset Park graveyard, the final resting place of William “Boss” Tweed, Samuel Morse and Horace Greeley, was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.

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Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com), writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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