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Depleted Texas Lakes Expose Ghost Towns, Graves

Cebu : Philippines | Nov 20, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST
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OMG!! Dried-up lakes expose ghost towns [VIDEO REPORT]

Skooter reporting 11/21/11

In Bluffton, Texas, an archaeologist doesn’t have to dig for artifacts, the receding Texas lakes will just do that for him to expose every find he wanted. The depleted lakes caused by continues drought revealed prehistoric skull, ancient tools, a skull of an American Indian buried a hundred or thousand years, fossils and a small cemetery which appears to be the graves of freed slaves. It also revealed submerged building foundations and a century old church. The discoveries attracted local historians, including a couple of dozen looters.

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A child's grave site, normally at least 20 to 30 feet underwater, has joined other remnants of old Bluffton, Texas, resurfacing on the now dry, sandy lake near Bluffton, as the Texas drought shrinks the state's largest inland lake.
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  • A child's grave site, normally at least 20 to 30 feet underwater, has joined other remnants of old Bluffton, Texas, resurfacing on the now dry, sandy lake near Bluffton, as the Texas drought shrinks the state's largest inland lake.

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