Cogdal Cemetery Clean-up


Abe Lincoln's old friend's resting place is getting a cleanup. An 11 year old girl from Petersburg, IL is leading the charge to get Isaac Cogdal's grave yard cleaned up. All of the stones in this small family burial ground were down and many were buried in years of dirt. After spending a day cutting down the weeds, the crew is now reading to look for more stones and prepare to set the stones up right and bring this graveyard back to the respectable condition it once was. Pictured is Brandy Boosinger standing at the front of the cemetery with weeds towering over her, prior to the cleanup.

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