Hart Island, where mass graves hold over a million people, some identified some not.
New mass grave interment there this Easter, see below for stories, book links and other information:
Hart Island (Bronx) - Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hart_Island,_New_York
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Founded by New York artist Melinda Hunt in 1994, the Hart Island Project is a nonprofit organization
devoted to improving access to the island and its burial data. The organization helps families obtain copies of public burial records; arranges visits to grave sites; and operates a website to help people find relatives interred on the island. Historian Thomas Laqueur writes:
Woody Guthrie's song about the unnamed Mexican migrant dead has had a long resonant history.
Welcome to The Hart Island Project. Since 1980, 68,955 people have been buried in mass graves on Hart Island. The Traveling Cloud Museum is a collection of their stories. Through this interactive map
we invite you to explore the island with all its stories. By clicking on a plot number you can access records of individuals buried at that location.
(Had to click several times before it worked, but did get the arrow top left to read the names)
Hart Island, The Largest Public Burial Ground In U.S., May ...https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/05/30/hart
May 30, 2019 · Hart Island, a massive burial ground near the Bronx, is eroding, unearthing human skeletons along the shoreline. (Photo: CBS2)
Potters Field in Hart Island, New York - Find A Grave Cemeteryhttps://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/65710
On 20 April 1869, she became the first person buried in Hart Cemetery. One million others are buried with her. Today, Hart Island Cemetery is the largest potter's field in the United States. Inmates from the prison on Riker's Island receive the dead, shipped to Hart Island on a ferry run by the Department of Corrections
Hart Island: an Abandoned Hospital Atop a Mass Grave Site ...https://opacity.us/site155_hart_island.htm
She has also published a book called Hart Island
and produced a film called Hart Island: An American Cemetery; these and the database all can be found at the Hart Island Project website.