Monday, August 23, 2010

Holt Cemetery

Did you know that the city owned Holt Cemetery is in the online newspaper again? It is tragic that a historical cemetery that was established in 1876 could come to this. You may read the full online article published here. I estimate that in the last 10 years, Holt cemetery has had at least 10 incidents published some of which are stories of volunteers cleaning up the city owned cemetery. If the city owns the cemetery, then the city is responsible for cleaning it up - or so you would think, right?

[URL http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/0/3_families_say_new_orleans_cem.html#incart_rh]

There are more stories from WDSU archives concerning Holt.
Here are the dates:

July 6, 2000 - Complaints of Holt
August 19, 2000 - Clean up at Holt
January 5, 2001 - Saving Graves Report of Endangered Abandoned Unkempt Cemetery
June 30, 2008 - Times Picayune Nicole Dunga - Holt has suffered from years of neglect (Volunteers clean up)
March 1, 2009 - Volunteers clean up Holt

And here we are again, August 2010.
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