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RICHMOND â€“ Most people are unaware of the fact that neither a town nor a state carries the responsibility of caring for its cemeteries. Maintenance of burial grounds is the sole duty of the families of those buried there. That presents a serious problem when the cemetery is so ancient that descendants have either moved away, arenâ€™t aware of their ancestry, or are of the assumption that the task is already in anotherâ€™s hands.
Dory Wagner, of Hope Valley, has been taking such tasks into her own hands for a long time now. A native of New York, Wagner moved here to Washington County just before the blizzard of 1978.
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