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Erosion Threatens Graves at Skowhegan Cemetery
04/12/2013 10:31 AM ET  

Officials say the North Cemetery burial sites of five members of the same family are within about eight feet of the erosion.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) _ Officials in Skowhegan are taking measures to prevent further erosion at a cemetery that threatens several gravesites.

About 200 feet of fencing was installed Thursday around the lower portion of the embankment that collapsed at North Cemetery.

Road Commissioner Greg Dore tells the Morning Sentinel that an engineering firm is scheduled to take a look at the site Friday for a permanent solution.

Officials say the burial sites of five members of the same family are within about eight feet of the erosion, and the problem will get worse if not dealt with. One grave in danger is the burial site of Roy Savage, a U.S. cavalryman in the Spanish-American War.

Soil from the collapse has fallen into nearby Whitten Brook, an environmentally sensitive area.



 

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