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Posted by Nora Hopkins on Saturday, January 20th 2024:

There was a place bordering Bruckner Blvd and Middletown Rd that housed Indian artifacts (skulls and other artifacts). It was part of the Museum of National History, I believe. It had a building on the grounds (which housed the skulls). It also had at least two stone tepees and a large rectangular tent that housed a canoe belonging to the Indians who lived on the land before it was developed. I remember hearing that the canoe was made around 1100 AD.
You could enter the area by ringing the bell by the entrance gate. I went in there many times in the late 50s with kids I babysat. My sister had a class trip there that including a visit inside the building.
At some point in time, a group of drunk or teenagers who were high on drugs went into the tent where the canoe was housed and destroyed the canoe.
I was told this past week by a relative who worked at the 45th that the land was Indian land. I found myself angry that there are now houses on that land. Does anyone have info on this land?

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