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Twenty years ago — 1992

March 25, 2012

A group of historians, preservationists and cemetery officials has asked the Chautauqua County Legislature to pass legislation which would protect historic gravestones from removal or damage by vandals and overzealous individuals and organizations. The request is the result of the allegedly unauthorized removal of five historic gravestones from the East Ripley Cemetery some 18 months ago, touching off a dispute that has divided the county Historical Society and generated anger and charges on both sides.



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