Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Woman Discovers Indians in Bathroom

Barbara Forgas found possible evidence of her Native-American ancestry while tearing down walls in her late grandfather's Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, home.

Did John Gross use pieces of an American Indian mural as insulation because he was thrifty, or was he hiding a valuable artifact he feared would be destroyed by racism?

Maybe he hated the reminder of his ex-wife, Sara Slaseman, and hid her family heirloom out of spite.

Barbara Forgas does not know why her grandfather put 8-foot-wide panels - with painted images of American Indians - inside the walls of a bathroom he built about 70 years ago in his centuries-old farmhouse. [Link]

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