Sandy destroys irreplaceable pieces of history

While driving by St. Mary’s Cemetery today, I noticed a huge tree down.  When I inspected closer, I could see it landed smack in the middle of plot dating back to the early 1800s.  The stones underneath were covered, and I can only assume they were destroyed.  I look around the cemetery and saw that many trees had tried to occupy the same space as the stones.  Luckily, the 16-1700s section was unharmed.  However, the 1800s stones, some undoubtedly from Civil War Veterans, are irreplaceable.  Many historians and preservation organizations will have their work cut out for them in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy


A massive tree lay on top of a plot from the early 1800s.
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