This Day in Binghamton History: Ancient burial grounds (1848)


JUNE 8 – Today’s fact in Binghamton History dates all the way back to 1848.

Today in 1848, ancient Indian burial grounds are unearthed 3 feet below the surface by workers of the New York and Erie railroad systems.

Skeletons are discovered in sitting positions, facing east, with mortar and corn at their feet.

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