Sheep Pen Cemetery photographs courtesy of Scott Andersen - September, 2011 and April, 2012

"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hellen M. Wells (1854 - 1856) - Find A Grave Memorial


Please note, this white marble marker was subjected to the pressure of a Nyalox Brush attached to a power drill.  It is now polished down so much that it has lost its outer skin layer and is smooth.  No graining can be felt with bare hands when touching the gravestone. 

Several white marble monuments and smaller markers have been subjected to this procedure at the Bedford Cemetery. 

Using Nyalox brushes attached to high speed power drills causes irreversible harm to gravestones.  Using these and other power tools is not condoned or endorsed by any recognized well-respected national organization such as the Association for Gravestone Studies or the NCPTT of the National Park Service. 
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Please carefully interview any person or company who you may wish to hire and be sure that they do not use Nyalox brushes on power drills to clean and polish gravestones. 
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Also, please note the sloppy resetting work done between the gravestone and the base.