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Question #1878 posted on 12/09/2003 4:02 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is it true that the Maeser building is built over a cemetary? I want the whole story, if you please.

- tia

A: Dear Auntie,
Holy cow! I only did the research on this one so that I'd have more reason to rip you for wasting my time, and for asking stupid questions... But you were right. The ground on which the Maeser building is located was the original site of the Temple Hill Cemetery. The remains of several pioneers were interred there. They were transported and reinterred in 1853 at the Provo City Cemetery. Official reports claim there is no one currently buried under the building, but people walking through the underground tunnels in the southwest part of campus have reported some unexplainable phenomena in the area....