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Perfectly Preserved Body of a Young Girl Buried in the 1800s Found Under San Francisco Home

(Courtesy: Garden of Innocence)
(Courtesy: Garden of Innocence)

The body of a young girl who died around the year 1870 was found under a garage of a San Francisco home on May 9. Garden...

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