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Thousands of unidentified bodies rest beneath Read Dunning Memorial Park.  Civil War soldiers, victims of Chicago's 1871 fire, orphans and children are among the buried. 


Read Dunning Memorial Park commemorates Chicago tragedies

by Whitney Wild
Aug 17, 2011


DUNNING SPLASH

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Read Dunning Memorial Park commemorates the lost lives of thousands of Chicago's orphaned and abandoned children.

Chicago is famous for it's green space.  Former Mayor Richard Daley made it his mission to improve Chicago's parks. But as Whitney Wild tells us, one of those parks has a tragic past and underneath fresh grass, lay thousands of unidentified bodies.