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Abandoned LA Cemetery of significance

One of my friends who I am living with on Barksdale Airforce Base in Bossier City Louisiana told me that their supervisor heard a rumor about a black cemetery being under the Commisary.
After doing some research, I learned that prior to its construction the land on which the base was built was originally the location of a plantation. US National Archives says it was called the R Kirby Plantation. Doing further research I learned the remains once held in the cemetery were moved to a since forgotten cemetery off of Goat Hill Road and Ebenezer Road in Elm Grove.
My friends and I are planning to go there soon and clean it up a bit and see if we can do some preservation work. Thought you would be interested in this, so you could add it to your records.
the place is called the Stonewall Baptist Church Cemetery on Find A

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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