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AAHS to host Chestnut Cemetery workshop Saturday on cleaning monuments

 The cemetery committee of the Apalachicola Area Historical Society is planning to clean soldier monuments in Chestnut Cemetery by the Fourth of July

Learn the correct methods to clean monuments of biologics that can harm stones at a workshop on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Chestnut Street Cemetery . All supplies will be provided, 

There are 86 marble headstones honoring Civil War veterans donated by the Daughters of the Confederacy in 1912. Some have become illegible and in disrepair. 

Those wishing to attend should email AAHSraney@gmail.com or visit the Apalachicola Historical Society Facebook page.

Based on a June 1, 1912 story in the Apalachicola Times, the Apalachicola Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy placed white marble markers which cost $3 each over all the Civil War veterans’ graves. At that time, they paid for 94 markers, which cost $282.

The Daughters thanked Mrs. Mary Jane Sharit for her valuable help in finding where many were buried, also William Donahue. “Without their kindly assistance it would have been an arduous task,” read the article.


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Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

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