potter's field

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a cemetery for unknown or indigent people

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The Potter's Field Project takes its name from the term for valueless areas of land turned into burial sites for the unknown.
Plans for a fan park at Potter's Field near Tower Bridge were at an advanced stage but were dropped by the Mayor of London's office when archaeological Bronze Age finds were uncovered on the coach park.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Seashells and gravel crunched under Linda Lagarde's heels as she walked into Holt Cemetery, the city-owned potter's field in Mid-City.
The Insignia's launch took place in Potter's Field in London on Monday, within sight of Tower Bridge and overlooked by the Mayor's office.
For most of the 1700s, the square was used as a cemetery, first as a potter's field and then as the site of mass graves for thousands of soldiers killed during the Revolutionary War.
Historic documents indicate the eastern two-thirds of the park in Greenwich Village was used as a potter's field from 1797-1825 and that thousands of people may have been interred there.
As this suggests, and as Hurstwood's bumpy path to his Potter's Field burial bears out (the city takes care of him in death, if not in life), Dreiser is less interested in the proto-socialist self-organization of the strikers than in the policeman's willingness to set aside his instinctive sympathies out of commitment to a principle of "order" (288).
For 70 years, county officials have held private ceremonies on land donated for a potter's field beside 130-year-old Evergreen Cemetery in Boyle Heights, the oldest public cemetery in Los Angeles.
About 3,000 (5 percent) of New York City's 60,000 annual deaths require some form of city burial assistance, of which about 1,500 adults and 1,000 or more infant and stillborn children are buried annually on Hart Island, the local potter's field (Corn, 2000; New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 2005).
As he pictures their consignment to Potter's Field, dour Jem Hallam, newly arrived from England, muses "and so they entered time, a conveyance more reliable than boats.
The two subsequent chapters that concentrate on Patricia Cornwell's From Potter's Field, Caleb Carr's The Alienist, Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho, Oates's Zombie, and John McNaughton's Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, are considerably less illuminating.
He also worked with Michael Moriarity's Potter's Field Company, Roy London in Los Angeles and a number of other acting studios.
Most evocatively, he describes the women suffering from the venereal disease that was a consequence of their occupation, who banded together to mob a detested nurse in the almshouse, and who celebrated the life of a fellow prostitute with an improvised wake at Potter's Field burial ground.
From Potter's Field by Patricia Cornwell: It isChristmas, New York, and a naked body is discovered in Central Park.