Earl Wood from Wood Funeral Home holds a religious emblem found in a grave in 1967 during construction of the Lopez Dam. The grave in Lopez Canyon was marked “La Maria, 1899.” The remains were moved to Arroyo Grande District Cemetery.
Earl Wood from Wood Funeral Home holds a religious emblem found in a grave in 1967 during construction of the Lopez Dam. The grave in Lopez Canyon was marked “La Maria, 1899.” The remains were moved to Arroyo Grande District Cemetery. File photo
Earl Wood from Wood Funeral Home holds a religious emblem found in a grave in 1967 during construction of the Lopez Dam. The grave in Lopez Canyon was marked “La Maria, 1899.” The remains were moved to Arroyo Grande District Cemetery. File photo

A mysterious grave from 1899 was discovered during construction of Lopez Dam

June 16, 2017 11:50 AM

UPDATED June 16, 2017 04:21 PM

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Photographer David Middlecamp has been delving into The Tribune's archives to share historical photos and articles about the Central Coast with readers since 2007. Reach him at dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com .