The volunteer effort to reclaim the Old County Home and Infirmary cemetery here is nearing a first anniversary but has hit a snag. Vicki and Randy Dickerson spearheaded the effort, which has since uncovered and cleared 378 grave markers in a remote field south of Route 22 between Wadhams and Whallonsburgh, New York.
However, the work of restoring graves of indigent, transient, often elderly people who lived and then died at the County Home between 1874 and the late 1960s has now stopped. The land is now privately held and insurance issues have raised the question of liability protection.
You can read more in an article by Kim Smith Dedam in the Press-Republican web site at http://goo.gl/0fQZ7.
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