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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Monday, June 8, 2015

Spotlighting the June 6th, 2015 Old Burying Ground Workshop In Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio

View  HERE  the remarkable photographs posted on Greenfield Historical Society's website from the June 6, 2015 Old Burying Ground preservation workshop.  This marks the second year that historical society volunteers and others who also came to help have been working to clean, repair, and re-set the various types of gravestones at the village's pioneer cemetery.

View HERE the "Find A Grave" Memorial for Margaret Caldwell buried at the Old Burying Ground.  Her box tomb had been broken and in six pieces.  It was re-assembled during the course of the workshop.  

View the three photographs posted that show how the box tomb looked in March of 2015 before any restoration work had begun; and the two photographs posted on  June 7, 2015 that show what it looks like now following the restoration work.  Truly an amazing transformation!


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All who have participated in these workshops deserve a sincere congratulations for their hard work and accomplishments!  

The proof is in the photographs!  

(Above)
Photograph by Scott Andersen -- a view of the box tomb and surrounding gravestones that 
have recently been cleaned, repaired and in some cases re-set.

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