Dig near McKees Rocks indian burial site assailed (PA)

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The fate of a 2,300-year-old Indian burial mound in McKees Rocks is drawing renewed attention from a recently formed historical society.

"If this was any other cemetery in this country, what an outrage (there would be)," said Eugene Strong of Derry, a member of the McKees Rocks Historical Society. "We're just trying to see the destruction stop. They're slowly chipping away until there won't be a mound."

The group is upset about borough plans to remove trees, dirt and debris at the base of McKees Rocks Mound and build a fence along the bottom. Strong said artifacts could be lost in the process and the entire mound threatened with a landslide.

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