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The Morning Call: Geologists search for kiln where Gen. Washington stored military effects in Bethlehem

On Bethlehem's Burnside Plantation, underneath a grassy patch lined by mature weeping willow trees, scientific sleuths fanned out to uncover a historical mystery involving Gen. George Washington.

Using equipment similar to what police use to search for buried bodies, Kutztown University geology professor Laura Sherrod and a trio of her students searched for evidence that a kiln occupied that spot 239 years ago.

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