By the summer of 2000 we had successfully advocated for the state to put $44,000 toward the clearing of the two cemeteries and their upkeep for a three year period. Here is the smaller of the two cemeteries that has been cleared. We now have a bill (S.1530) in Senate Ways and Means to establish a statewide committee to oversee all cemeteries on all state properties - prisons, state schools, public health hospitals and state mental institutions. The cost of maintaining the cemeteries would be covered by .5% of the sale of state lands going toward the statewide committee.
back to thumbnails