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US fort's 18th-century skeletons closer to return
Skeletons from 'Last of the Mohicans' fort closer to being returned to upstate NY for reburial
Associated Press
2014-01-17 03:01 AM

LAKE GEORGE, New York (AP) -- Skeletal remains of British soldiers who died during the French and Indian War are expected to be returned this year to upstate New York for reburial.

Officials at Fort William Henry, a tourist attraction in Lake George, say an Arizona State University anthropologist has completed her research into the skeletons of more than a dozen British soldiers who died at the original fortification in the 1750s.

A spokeswoman for the fort says Thursday that the skeletons likely will be returned by the end of this summer and eventually reburied on the fort's property.

In a 2012 story by The Associated Press, fort officials publicly acknowledged for the first time that most of the skeletons they said had been reburied during a 1993 ceremony were in fact in Arizona.

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