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TERRE HAUTE — The painstaking work of locating, restoring and moving unmarked graves discovered on city property will be underway today near Terre Haute North Vigo High School.

City officials signed an agreement Monday that gives the green light for Indiana State University to begin the first phase of the project, which will involve finding perhaps dozens of unmarked graves and restoring some graves accidentally disturbed by utility work.

Shawn Phillips, an archeologist and associate professor at ISU, is an expert in working with grave sites such as the one discovered on the property of the city’s Emergency Responder Training Academy on July 11. He will be leading the efforts to locate the graves, which are to be moved eventually to Highland Lawn Cemetery. Read more.

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