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History Recreated In Old Cemetery

An event that brought history to life took place at the Old Burying Ground in the Village of Clinton.

The Oneida Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution presented “A Cemetery Walk to Remember” this spring.

Those who took part in the event were guided on a red, white and blue path to historical figures’ graves.

The tour started with a brief history lesson about the Old Burying Ground. Attendees were then guided to the graves of prominent figures in the Clinton community like Merab Tuttle, 1771-1788; James Stebbins, 1789-1869; Mary Ann Kirkland 1837-1920 and Barnabas Pond 1755-1841.

At each of the 10 marked gravestones, a person dressed in period-specific clothing read a story about the person buried there.

Barbara Leiger Granato, a member of the Oneida Chapter DAR and organizer of the event, said the walk is a way to remember those who have lived before us. “They all had stories just like you and I have,” she said.

Leiger Granato researched the people buried at the cemetery. Soldiers from the Revolutionary War are buried...

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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