Letters were mailed to Cranberry Islanders and other interested folks on June 7 - so check your mailbox or peruse our plea here.
Our survey of the graveyard began last week. Each grave has been assigned a number corresponding as closely as possible to Leslie Victor Stanley's baseline 1972 research, and a chart has been developed indicating its location within the cemetery. Specifics like condition, inscription, and measurements have been recorded for a dozen of the headstones so far. Photographs of each grave will be taken this week. A lot has changed in the forty years since Stanley surveyed the graveyard and wrote up his research. We are fortunate to have Bruce Komusin's 1999 photographs since several stones have slumped forward, face down in the last decade and many inscriptions are weathered and stained - making positive identification difficult without the earlier photo.