In Prince William County, a largely forgotten grave site has been dug up to make way for a high school football field. At first, when plans were made to move the tiny cemetery to make room for the complex, no one knew who its occupants were. But now, in a collision of past and future, researchers have learned who they might be, and possible descendants are angry.
Nov. 19, 2013Archeologists unearth an old family graveyard at the planned site of a high school football field in Manassas. No one had been buried on the site in over a century, and the graves, which dated from the 1840s to the 1890s, were marked only by rough field stones, with no inscriptions.Linda Davidson/The Washington Post