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From: "Kate Foote" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Old VT cemetery in danger..
Date: Sun, 4 May 2008 14:57:13 -0500
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Cathi,

Wonderful! Now how did I know that this list was where the right people
would come out to help? Hmmm...<g> Please keep us posted. Thank you.

Kate


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Subject: Re: [APG] Old VT cemetery in danger..

I have contacted a 3rd great grandaughter in the direct Aldrich line. I will
do some more research and see what I can find.
Cathi Desmarais
Vermont
 
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From: "Kate Foote" <>

> This is an article telling of the potential for a small family cemetery to

> be moved to allow a new owner to build on the site.
> http://apnews.excite.com/article/20080504/D90EUJDG0.html
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> I don't think I have any ancestors in this cemetery, but I could. Many of
> my forbearers resided in this same township in Vermont, so who knows? The
> main issue in this article is should private property owners - absent
> eminent domain - be allowed to move historical burial grounds? I fear a
> legal precedent being set here and I hope that those bones are left in
> peace. Certainly I am aware that private owners have moved, plowed
> over/under, and built atop old gravesites - it has happened a great deal
> here in the Mid west Farm Belt - but it has nearly always been without
public
> knowledge or awareness of the historical nature and value of these sites.
>
> As I read the article I couldn't help but wonder if perhaps a
knowledgeable
> genealogist in the area could locate more direct descendants who could
come
> forward and file an objection.
>
> Kate
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