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Delaware Street dead-ends at Grove Road (stop sign), County
Until DNA testing became inexpensive and readily available, tracing family history was often a hit-or-miss affair with many hobbyists frustrated by tantalizing, but inconclusive, family narratives or paper trail dead-ends.
One shuttle system runs regularly from the visitor center at the park's entrance to where the road dead-ends at the Temple of Sinawava.
After an emotionally draining series of dead-ends, she probed into even sleazier neural depths.