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Hidden Chicago: A mass grave

More than 20,000 burials took place in the southern end of Lincoln Park. (WLS)

More than 20,000 burials took place in the southern end of Lincoln Park in the 1840s. When the land became a park, most of the remains were removed, but many believe thousands of bodies are still buried underground.

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One tomb remains in the park, that of hotelier Ira Couch.

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