Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Restoration of The Soldiers Lot
The restoration of the Soldiers Lot, which was begun last year, is showing fine results. Over one hundred white marble headstones have been cleaned and reset on new concrete foundations.
Click here for photos of the work during earlier stages
Located on the North Ridge, the Soldiers Lot was established in 1862 and also includes a bronze monument with the names of over six hundred additional local men who died in the conflict. By Memorial Day, these white rows will be brightened by the placement of small American flags at each grave.
Hopefully, the same sort of restoration can eventually be done at the G.A.R. lot on the far end of the North Ridge. Many of the stones there are illegible and overgrown.
Click here to see the headstone of Orange Peck prior to restoration.
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