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Unearthed Civil War shell is blown up; park dismayed

By Bill Bowden

This article was published May 27, 2015 at 3:19 a.m.

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A gas-line worker unearthed this intact Civil War artillery shell in Prairie Grove earlier this month. The 14-pound shell was promptly destroyed by authorities to the chagrin of historians, who say it should have been disarmed and preserved.

Bomb squads and historians have been at odds here over the recent discovery of a Civil War artillery shell.

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