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Archaeologists Look for Immigrants who Built Ohio Canal

The Ohio Canal brought prosperity to Columbus, but the workers who built it – especially those who died of plague-like diseases – have been long buried and forgotten. Cholera is still a worldwide concern, and experts learn about the disease by comparing past victims to effects of modern strains. In an effort to bring their lives to light, archaeologists reveal how they found long-forgotten canal workers and study diseases of the past.