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October 2005

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The Spinning Wheel Chapter of the DAR in Marshalltown, Iowa, has cut all the weeds in the old Ballard cemetery in Iowa Township, just north of Albion. The oldest tombstone in there is dated 1844, and believed to be Mormon, as they were in the area in 1844-1845. The next oldest stone appears to be 1848, but there may be older ones with no dates inscribed. They are gathering resources through the winter to learn how to restore the stones correctly so they will be ready to continue the project in the spring.

-Shirley Price

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