Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Preservation Effort Progresses

Interest in the cemetery seems to have been renewed. More members of the Flandreau line of descendants are coming forward with a desire to make a difference. Members of the community either for ecological reasons or for historical reasons are coming forward with a desire to make a difference. This combined energy has helped us to continue making progress.

In the past the community expressed that there should be a certain feel to the restoration process that is in keeping with the neighborhood. To this frame of mind a new sign was put in place to label the cemetery. No longer will the space be a forgotten and neglected plot of land. A terrific sign was located. It is a weather proof faux rock that fits in rather nicely to the landscape with a clear label of "Flandreau Cemetery".

Mr. Teddy Flandreau (descendant) and his son came a few afternoons and cleared the land of most of the brush that had abliterated the landscape. Trees that are in need of assistance or removal were tagged. Some are in peril of falling. Others are in need of some assistance.

Additionally, yet another Flandreau descendant has come forward and begun the work of clearing the weeds.

A cemetery neighbor is researching ecologically sound practices for preservation effort.

A cemetery is not built in a day. A cemetery is not built alone. But a cemetery can be rebuilt by the community overtime.

Have you driven past the cemetery lately? We would love to hear your thoughts?

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