A large sinkhole spread into a historic cemetery in Allentown, Pennsylvania, prompting officials to obtain a court order to allow exhumations of graves, if necessary. About 60 graves in Union and West End Cemetery are threatened and were roped off. Many of the burials were in the 1880s, with at least one as far back as 1858.
The cemetery holds about 20,000 graves, including 714 Civil War veterans. Among them is a Medal of Honor winner, Ignatz Gresser.
A dozen homes on nearby 10th Street were vacated and 25 people evacuated because of the sinkhole.
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My thanks to Larry Head for telling me about this story.
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