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    Hello All,

    I was raised Roman Catholic. I have known many Jews in my life. Some good. Some not so much. But there are many who I have respected, and learned from. I have been to this cemetery in the past for Funerals.

    This story just hurts my heart.

    Jewish dead lie forgotten in East L.A. graves - latimes.com

    At times like this, I wish I was a very wealthy man. This is a wrong that needs to be set to right.

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    This area is fine for this



    Yeah it's a shame when cemeteries basically get abandoned, there was a small one in this area that was along the edge of some woods, it was forgotten for so long and became so over grown you couldn't see the head stones.
    I forget how it was found but most of the markers were dated from the late 1700s into the early 1800s, it took a few people that knew some counsel members and a few others with some money to get it into the Historical Society. The main hurtle was to get the funds for a fence, but volunteers cleaned it up and funds were set a side to have it maintained by the people that cut the grass beside a near by road (just keeping the grass cut type of maintenance mainly).

    Hopefuly something can be done for Mount Zion
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    I was born in Torrance CA my family move to Arksnsas when I was 2 but I remimber my step grandmother talking about some of her friends being burried in Mount Zion sorry to hear about it. It is a very bad thing when we forget our dead.
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    My Dad used to have a summer cabin in rural Arkansas. There was an old cemetery a few lots down the road. The stones were so weathered you could only make out a few letters here and there. From the two dozen stones that were still standing, we figured Civil War era and before.

    Someone bought the place, pulled a trailer in, and we watched while he used a tractor and a chain to rip up the headstones and drag them to a low spot on the property.

    It was his property, and I guess he owned the cemetery too, but the way he went about it seemed very disrespectful to me.

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    They have found several in Houston. Mostly covered by parking lots in the downtown area. The old county hospital was built in the early 20s or so, when they started doing work to turn it into lofts they found a civil war graveyard. They just moved the graves that were disturbed and repaved.

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    Same thing happened in Washington, DC. A cemetery there was abandoned, even had graves of important politicians from the early part of the Twentyth Century in it. Fortunately some volunteers cleaned it up.

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