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TODAY IN CLAREMORE HISTORY, October 28, 1898, the Cherokee Vindicator writes, "The Claremore Cemetery. The cemetery deserves more attention from our people than it is receiving and someone should take hold of the matter and see that it is properly cared for. There is a number of elegant monuments in the cemetery and with a little labor, the grounds could be made one of the handsomest in the territory. The cemetery is one of the oldest in the country and should be cleared and a sexton employed to look after it. The weeds and grass are very high and are now quite dry, and a lighted match or cigar dropped into them would start a fire and destroy the fence surrounding it and would also damage many of the tombstones. The Vindicator suggests that a meeting of the citizens be held and a committee appointed and some steps be taken to clear up the grounds. Who will make the start?" Of course, as one can see in this photo the Woodlawn Cemetery is no longer neglected today. The Woodlawn Cemetery staff takes great care of the city's cemetery.

The Cherokee Vindicator. (Claremore, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, October 28, 1898. https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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