I have written a number of times about land developers who plow up cemeteries, then build houses or shopping centers on the land. It is refreshing to read a story about one developer who did the opposite. When Ray W. Gunnin discovered that the land he was about to developed contained an old cemetery, hired an archaeologist to determine the number of graves there and the precise boundaries of the cemetery.
Mr. Gunnin said the cemetery was cleaned up and a chain-link fence erected, not a legal requirement, but out of respect for the dead. "We didn't want people riding bicycles and things like that across the cemetery," he said. Along the way, he spent a significant amount of money to "do the right thing.".
You can read more about his actions at http://tinyurl.com/2hm8af.
My thanks to Michelle Woodham for letting me know about this story.