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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Oak Forest Potter's Field
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 23:21:36 -0500
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I heard they bulldozed the bones at Dunning. They do have a memorial
park there, but I don't know if they reburied the remains.
Terrible if it is true.


On May 10, 2007, at 12:55 PM, Bill King wrote:

> The county has just announced that it is going to put the extra
> land at Oak Forest hospital up for sale. About 150 acres. The
> problem is that they don't know where the bodies are buried. Some
> of the remains might not have even been put into coffins. Many
> bodies could have been placed in the ground outside of the cemetary
> boundaries. Looks like they don't have much in the way of
> records. Bill King
>
> -----Original Message-----
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>> Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Oak Forest Potter's Field
>>
>> The potter's field cemetery adjacent to Oak Forest Hospital is
>> named St.
>> Gabriel Cemetery. The entrance is at 165th & Cicero. There is a
>> photo of the
>> entrance pillars on <www.graveyards.com> if anyone is interested.
>>
>> Kathleen Richmond
>> Oak Forest
>>
>>
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