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Re: Washington Park Cemetery-St.Louis
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I was early for a flight and decided to kill some time and went for a drive . We stumbled upon this cemetery. There was a building that had a sign stating it was a chaple. It was all borded up. Another sign said this was a "historic site". There is a map at the entrance with directions to the different sections. What amazed me was some sections were overgrown with weeds so high you could barely see the head stones, some sections were VERY well tended to. We drove to the way back.. My gosh there were head stones on the woods. I mean in the woods with underbrush and weeds growing wild everywhere. There was section 4 where there were deep holes in the ground. Some of these grave were not old. We are talking 1959-1982.We were courious about this cemetery and any information will be appreciated. Who owns this place. It is a shame the way it has been let go, from the road it looks very well tended to , but drive in the back and take the foot paths throught the woods....
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