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Artifacts found at air force base may be tied to Revolutionary War

For more than two centuries, these pieces of metal lay unnoticed, buried in soil once tilled by farmers and later transformed into an airport for training fighter squadrons during World War II.

Now historians are wondering whether they may be tied to the “second battle of Lexington” that took place on April 19, 1775, at the beginning of the American Revolution.

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